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 25 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.
Ramsi Metzger is a brilliant Master’s level art therapist who has been with Heart and Center since 2016. Ramsi 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.
Ramsi has a MS in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School where she graduated in May 2015. She is a lover of mixed media/collage projects, jewelry design, sculpture, poetry, and reflective writing. Her love for fresh air and the outdoors prompted Ramsi to relocate from San Francisco and Virginia Beach to Montana where she now enjoys the beauties and wonder of life in Montana while providing excellent art therapy and counseling to people who come to Heart & Hand Center seeking help and healing.
Ramsi loves to empower children, adolescents, and young adults 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.
Sunbear is our therapy dog and jovial Golden Retriever, with a warm, sunny heart and a playful, bearish nature. Sunbear is sometimes very playful and enthusiastic while at other times calm and quiet, but always sweet and happy. He is a certified service dog whose 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.