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Meet the Staff of our Bozeman Counseling Center

Sally Hand is founder of our Bozeman counseling center

Sally Hand is the Director and Founder of The Heart and Hand Counseling Center, is a LCPC, Registered/Board Certified Art Therapist and Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist.

She has a B.A. in Art and Theology, a M.Div, and an M.A. in Art Therapy – as well as being a member of the Montana Art Therapy Association, and American Art Therapy Association, which spread awareness for the professional practice of Art Therapy.

With over 30 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents – she provides individual, family and group therapy and conducts therapeutic/recreational retreats, day camps, and workshops.

Page Schwartz Searer is a pre-licensed therapist with an MA in Art Therapy from George Washington University who understands how difficult it can be to express with words the hurts and struggles one faces in life. She is passionate helping clients establish an approach to treatment that meets their individual unique needs, incorporating talk therapy with expressive and creative arts therapies.

Page works equally well with children, adolescents, and adults skillfully helping them overcome effects of addiction/substance abuse, ADHD, anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, bullying/peer-struggles, relationship issues, and grief and loss. Page’s clients find that she is amazing in supporting them as they find renewed self-worth, harmony, and healing. 

Page is primarily providing telehealth therapy on week-ends as an invaluable member of Heart and Hand Center therapy team. 

Sophie Wilson wears many hats as she works with Heart and Hand Center as intern and Administrative Assistant while studying as a senior in Psychology and Business at Montana State University. After graduating from MSU, Sophie plans to continue her studies working towards a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

With her soft voice and warm, loving spirit, Sophie keeps our office bright with functional, helping new clients get started with therapy and managing the many tasks of running a successful small therapy practice! Her passion for helping and serving those in need. shines through in all she does!

Sophie has joined us from Colorado where she first learned to love being outdoors. Her favorite hobbies include skiing, horseback riding, camping, hiking, and fishing.

Wendy Harris is a student intern at Heart and Hand Center who has almost completed her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After working for 20 years as an elementary and secondary teacher, Wendy went back to school to learn to help people recover from effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief and loss as a mental health counselor.

She is passionate about supporting, encouraging and guiding people through the process of healing and growth. Wendy loves being in nature, expressing herself through watercolor and spending time with family and friends. 

She is an invaluable Heart and Hand Center team member, working with clients at our Emerson Center offices in downtown Bozeman as well as at our ranch in the Jackson Creek Road area. Wendy especially loves helping people find their path to healing and increased joy using art, nature, play and horses!

Nikki Taylor is a therapist intern at Heart and Hand Counseling Center

Nikki Taylor is a student intern completing her Masters in Marriage & Family Counseling. She is a valuable team member who recently relocated to Montana from Hawaii to work with us at Heart and Hand Center.

As Nikki would say:

“Life can be difficult and often hard to navigate by ourselves, however I believe we all have the ability to heal, grow, and learn the truth about ourselves. Through my Marriage and Family training, and a Psychodynamic approach, I aim to support others in achieving their true self.”

Nikki is providing therapy sessions at our downtown offices and at the ranch. She especially loves working with people using a creative approach to helping clients reach their goals and overcome problems.

Sunnybear is our therapy dog and jovial Golden Retriever, with a warm, sunny heart and a playful, bearish nature.

She is very playful, enthusiastic, sweet and happy.

Her loving spirit is invaluable to us.

Joker, Hotshot, Lucia and Belle 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.

Lucia is our shy, and unbelievably sweet Arabian Mare.  Our horses love people and work hard to help our team provide life-changing therapeutic experiences.

Elf and Mojo are our capricious and much loved therapy cats.

They keep the mice at bay, chase Sunnybear, and soothe hurts with their warm and very loud purrs.

They love playing, engaging in our retreats and camps and sometimes even go on hikes with us.