About Me

My story is different...

I’m not like most therapists. I didn’t plan on a career in psychology. 

I grew up in Alaska, where I worked at the barn up the street to earn riding lessons. 

I moved to Colorado to where I completed my undergraduate degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Business. I worked at the barn down the road so I could lease a horse.

I came to California to work as an agriculture inspector. I made just enough to own my own horses. 

After the birth of my second child, I suffered from undiagnosed severe post-partum depression; this played a large role in the death of my marriage. Facing a new life as a single mom, I needed to make some changes. 

Discovering my Faith

There is nothing quite like rock bottom to help you come face-to-face with your belief system. A friend took me to church and I was saved.

Finding my Purpose

Through a series of miracles, I found myself enrolled in the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling program at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Bringing it Full-Circle

Someone told me that horse therapy is a thing, so I opened my own practice, "Stable Relationships," where I share the comfort of horses with others.

How I See You

Life is hard. Suffering is optional.

  1. You have the ability and capacity to change. You did not do this to yourself.
  2. When you are finally able to take a good deep breath and feel alive in your body, you will still feel pain, but life will be worth living.
  3. Connecting with another being teaches us that we are not alone. We are wounded in relationships, and we are healed in relationships.
  4. You are not your diagnosis. You have a well-developed way of surviving in the world. You do the things you do because they worked at one point.
  5. If you are ready to try and change, I can help.
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Our location

12307 Willow Road, Lakeside, California, 92040

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat-Sun: closed


Phone: (619)636-0075
Email: amanda@stablerelationships.com