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.
Chan Carman has her B.A. is Psychology, and her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is working towards her licensure under Sally’s supervision. Chan has worked as a counselor in a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed youth, and as a mental health counselor in a high school. She is certified in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.
Chan loves the challenge of working with children and adolescents. Using relationship as the foundation, she works to help her clients discover and utilize the strengths they already have within them. Her experience with Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and expressive interventions provide clients with a unique and supportive environment to address depression, anxiety, family conflict, grief, trauma, peer-relationships, and self-esteem.
Chan is currently taking new clients and accepting referrals.
Claire Surma, Office Manager Claire has B.A. degrees in International Studies and Communication Studies from Loyola University Chicago. Before calling Bozeman home, Claire worked as a Recovery Counselor in a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for teens in West Oakland. When not working, Claire is usually hiking, practicing yoga, experimenting with new cooking recipes, or planning her next travel adventure.
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.
Yojo and Edward are the newest members to our ranch team, and they can be found bouncing on hay bales or taking calming cat naps. Both boys are sweet and love attention. Edward is the vocal leader, while Yojo is a bit more timid, but no less lovable.