The interconnection between individuals and animals provides benefits on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Our dream is for our Ranch to provide a serene and caring environment where one can take a break from the busy day-to-day world to "pause and reflect".
The Ranch Hands

Partnering with animals
 to heal the mind, body, and spirit.

Counseling


     






   
  Brooke Knox, MS, LPC-S
             Clinical Director










Brooke Knox
received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and board approved supervisor. When Brooke began her career in counseling in 2000 as a Navy spouse providing play therapy and counseling for military families in Norfolk, VA. Since then she has provided mental health services in Tarrant County for adults, families and children and has provided training to our local military on combat stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For the past three years Brooke has provided trauma-focused Equine Assisted Counseling, and has conducted trainings on combat stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Brooke enjoys spending time with animals of all kinds and is certified as a PATH International Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. 

 Contact Brooke: BKnox.PawsRanch@att.net






      


Amy Andra, M.A., LPC



       







Amy Andra
is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors as an LPC.  She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Masters of Education degree in counseling.  Amy has worked with adolescents and children in schools as a teacher for 12
 years and as a school counselor for the past 3 years.  Amy is currently working at the Ranch as a Play Therapist and working towards becoming a registered play therapist. 

Amy believes that children have an innate ability to heal in a safe environment where they feel free to express themselves in ways that they choose.  Utilizing their strengths and emotional resiliency, children have a unique way of coping and can express and process these emotions through play.

Amy lives with her husband and two children.  She enjoys training for triathlons, running, spending time with family and friends, and helping support whatever activities her children are participating in.

Contact Amy:  AAndra.PawsRanch@att.net
 



   



  Kelly Jensen, M.A., LPC-Intern 

Under the supervision of
     Brenda Elledge, M.Ed., LPC-S


  







 Kelly Jensen received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Dallas  Baptist University. She has always had a passion for horses and enjoys working with them.  Her horse experience includes Buck Brannaman Natural Horsemanship Clinics, studying with LM Performance Ranch in Oklahoma, and personal horse experience. Kelly works as an LPC-Intern under the supervision of Brenda Elledge,LPC-S. Kelly offers Equine Assisted Counseling, Animal Assisted Counseling, and Traditional Counseling sessions. Kelly personally owns 3 horses, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.  When she is not working, schooling, or horsing around, she enjoys activities with her church, family, and friends.

Contact Kelly: KJensen.PawsRanch@att.net




                                             Brian Schehrer, M.A., LPC-Intern
                                                     Under the supervision of
                                                    Brooke Knox, M.S., LPC-S

       
Bio coming soon!

   

       Therapeutic Horseback Riding


 







       Melissa Turner McCullough

P.A.T.H. Certified Therapeutic
          Riding   Instructor  &
      Counseling Horse Specialist










Melissa took her first steps with a lead rope in her hand.  Her first horse was a white pony named Mexico!  She was raised in Tyler, Texas riding western pleasure.  Her favorite horse to show was a Palomino named Calypso.  Riding horses as a family shaped her as a young child.  Through the horses, she learned responsibility and the importance and ability to care for someone or something else.  

Melissa attended UTSA architecture school and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.  She enjoys creativity in all aspects of her life.  She has a clothing company named Mr. Romper that manufactures children's rompers from vintage pearl snaps.  

Melissa was called back to horses after she and her husband agreed to move with their son back to her families cutting horse ranch to help care for her Mom.  Melissa loves working cattle and riding "Puppy" whom she named in high school because he looked like a sweet little puppy!  Puppy is a seventeen year old cutting horse.  He is part of the family and continues to teach everyone around him something they didn't realize they needed to know!  

Melissa met the Paws team when reaching out to them about her son's miniature donkey Mr. Romper.  It's amazing what the horses and minis can teach you.  Melissa continues to listen and follow along.  

Contact Melissa: MTurner.PawsRanch@att.net



                                                        Liana White
                              PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor
      Bio coming soon!
                                                  



                                                    Barbara Thompson
                                                      Equine Specialist
      Bio coming soon!                                           






     Educational Programming



Tannis Lambert

Director of Educational Programs












Tannis Lambert
has a passion for sharing experiences with animals and nature within a fun and safe learning environment.  She has home schooled for 18 years and has been part of many groups along the way.  Somehow she always finds herself involved with kid's programs; AWANA, Bible Studies, Mom's Day Out, Parent's Night, Jr. High Leader, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Co-op Nursery, etc.  Recently at Paws for Reflection Ranch Tannis is using the skills she has gathered over time to lead the Paws for Fun after school program, Paws for Fun Summer Camp, special needs class field trips, and therapy animal visits to assisted living homes. She is very excited about the Ranch educational programs and excited to grow even more programs.

Contact Tannis: TLambert.PawsRanch@att.net


                 
                   Administration

                                                         Sona Strickland
                                    Administrative Support & Event Coordinator
Bio coming soon!







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