Sally Hand, Director and Founder of The Heart and Hand Counseling Center, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered/Board Certified Art Therapist and Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist. She has a B.A. in Art and Theology (1987) a M.Div (1990) and an M.A. in Art Therapy (2001). Sally is a member of the Montana Art Therapy Association, and American Art Therapy Association, which both help spread awareness for the professional practice of Art Therapy.
Sally has over 30 years experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, and parents as a pastoral counselor, college professor, and psychotherapist. She provides individual, family and group therapy and conducts therapeutic/recreational retreats , day camps, and workshops. Sally is also a practicing artist who teaches at Heart and Hand Center.
Virginia McQueen Laney is a brilliant Master’s level Marriage & Family therapist who has been with Heart and Center since 2017. Virginia uses the wisdom life has given her combined with her passion for creativity and care for others to help children, teens, young adults and couples work through anxiety, depression, identity problems, difficulty with focus and relationships, school and work related problems. Virginia has extensive background in trauma and women and gender issues.
Virginia loves to empower her clients to discover their own roadblocks, potential past traumas, resiliency, coping mechanisms, and strengths in order to build more fulfilling, healthy, and happier lives.
Joker, Hotshot, and Falina are our equine therapy teammates. These horses are loving and magnificent animals that are mirrors for human emotion in our equine sessions.
Hotshot is an extroverted quarter horse who never gets enough attention, and is a bit bolder than the cautious and spirited Thoroughbred, Joker. Falina is our shy, and unbelievably sweet Mare. Our horses love people and work hard to help our team provide life-changing therapeutic experiences.
Sunnybear is our therapy dog and jovial Golden Retriever, with a warm, sunny heart and a playful, bearish nature. She is a puppy still in training, and is sometimes very playful and enthusiastic while at other times calm and quiet, but always sweet and happy. Her loving spirit is invaluable to us.
Edward is our capricious and much loved therapy cat. He keeps the mice at bay, chases Sunbear, and soothes hurting hurts with his warm and very loud purr. Edward loves to go on hikes with us.