Stable Living, Counseling for Youth, Adults and Couples. Equine Assisted therapy

Counseling for Youth, Adults & Couples  In-Office sessions •  Equine-Assisted sessions

About the Stable Living therapists,
Kippie Palesch and Patti Brown

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Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCCMy name is Kippie A. Palesch, MA, LPCC. I am a Licensed Professional Clincal Counselor and Certified EMDR Clinician providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults and couples. With a warm, creative approach, I help clients tap into their inner strength and work towards authentic well-being. It is a privilege to help them learn to trust themselves, engage fully in life and develop meaningful connection. I would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you to arrive at your path to personal growth and healthy relationships. Located in Mound, MN, I have served clients from the Twin Cities area with a stress-free commute from cities such as Excelsior, Wayzata, Waconia, Victoria, Delano, Watertown, Minnetrista and Maple Plain.In addition to traditional talk therapy, I am also passionate about incorporating animals into the healing process. Studies show that horses have the potential to influence people in powerful ways. Through this interactive therapy, horses provide an opportunity to overcome fear, anxiety, depression and addiction as well as a variety of other mental health and behavioral issues. Working alongside a horse creates confidence, provides insight into relationships as well as our own behaviors. I’d be happy to tell you more about equine-assisted psychotherapy and how horses can help heal and provide opportunities for growth and learning.I am also trained in Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is type of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. By using EMDR, people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. If you’d like to find out more about how EMDR can help you heal, just give me a call!Having raised four children into early adulthood, I now find time to enjoy many activities with my long-time companion including sailing, horseback riding, yoga, travel, cooking, reading and documentaries. My three horses, golden retriever, yorkie-poodle and orange tabby cat are also a great source of joy for me. I would welcome the opportunity to learn about you and what makes you tick.Patti Brown, MA, LMFTPatti’s passion is to help others heal and find joy in their lives.  She excels where the tried and true may have lacked, looking for creative heartfelt solutions to the challenges of everyday life. Growth sometimes needs to be launched outside the box. Through designing her own degree plan, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Equine Assisted Therapy form the University of Minnesota. She graduated from the Adler Graduate School in 2003, famous in teaching their therapists that mutual respect and leadership by encouragement is the keystone to happiness and success.Patti is currently working on a second Master’s Degree in Nutrition Therapy, believing that physical and emotional health are firmly integrated.  Her education around renewing our relationship with food helps clients to both understand the food-mood connection and reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression so often associated with unbalanced nutrition and metabolism.“I bring compassion, current research, and humor to help you let go of stubborn blocks, depression, anxiety and past trauma. I also utilize a solution focused and nutritional approach to sobriety support. I can teach you to communicate your needs more effectively both to yourself and others. As a mother and grandmother, I have developed some patience and wisdom as to where to push and where to let go. I love to learn from everywhere I go, though humbly admit that most of what I know came from raising an autistic son and rehabilitating rescue horses.“

See us at your choice of office locations:

Equine-Assisted and In-Office Sessions:

680 Game Farm Road,  Minnetrista, MN 55359

Experience either equine-assisted therapy or more traditional office work at our unique farm setting in the barn. At home with the horses on their 23 acre farm, we can walk, talk, learn and grow with the help of horses.

In-Office Sessions Only:

6600 France Avenue S,  Edina, MN 55435

Visit us at our Edina, MN location. This office has easy on/off highway access with a central location, close to home, work or shopping!


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Equine Assisted Therapy