Experiential Therapy

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Greg Davis

Equine Therapist

Greg Davis facilitates trail rides and leads small groups focused on relating horse behaviors to the way people think, feel and act in addiction and recovery. His experience as a horse trainer includes working with horses that have demonstrated behavior problems, such as aggression, bucking and disrespect. He also has experience in starting colts, developing in young horses a respect without fear of humans and introducing them to the riding relationship. He has previously applied riding therapy at a summer camp for children with disabilities.

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Eden W. Flora, MPS, ATR

Art Therapist

Eden’s work with clients applies her training in mental health as well as studio art and art therapy. A Registered Art Therapist (ATR) she holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia and a master of professional studies degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Eden has previously led art therapy in such settings as mental health hospitals, public and private clinics, and schools. Her practice has included in-depth work with clients on topics such as HIV and AIDS, mental illness, addiction, grief, Alzheimer’s, family therapy, domestic violence, learning disorders and ADHD.

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Henry “Hank” Holmes

Recreation Therapist

A certified ropes course facilitator through the Association for Challenge Course Technology, Hank Holmes provides experiential and recreational therapy for patients in residential care and sober living.

Hank holds bachelor of arts degrees in psychology and criminal justice from the University of Mississippi. His previous experience includes tenures with Three Springs Inc. in Paint Rock Valley, Ala., and Sequel Youth and Family Services in Huntsville, Ala.

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Katie Kowalke, CTRS

Recreation Therapist

Katie, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, uses outdoor and recreation experiences to help patients gain understanding and skills for staying sober. She holds a degree in therapeutic recreation from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her training included working with youth and adults with disabilities. Prior to joining Oxford Treatment Center, she worked with at-risk youth at a residential treatment facility.

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Marty Murray

Equine Therapist

A veteran trainer of horses, Marty has been a student of equine behavior for more than 30 years. He comes to the field of addiction treatment from a range of real-world experiences, including service as a small-town police officer. His specialties in equine work include the starting and training of colts, as well as helping new riders overcome their fears and gain confidence on horseback.

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Meaghan O’Connor, M.Ed., NCC

Experiential Therapist

Meaghan’s role at Oxford Treatment Center includes leading groups for mindfulness, meditation and therapeutic recreation, as well as groups focused on self worth and life skills. Her previous counseling experience includes working with academically at-risk students at the University of Mississippi. A native of Chicago, Meaghan earned holds a bachelor of arts in education degree and a master of education degrees in clinical mental health counseling, both from the University of Mississippi. She is a certified meditation teacher.

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Tori Ossenheimer, CTRS

Coordinator of Experiential Services

Tori uses outdoor and recreation experiences as a therapy tool that helps patients overcome self-destructive habits and build a new sense of self to carry them into recovery. She joined Oxford Treatment Center from Community Health and Wellness LLC in Austin, Texas, where she worked primarily with young veterans who faced physical disabilities, substance-abuse problems or other challenges. She holds an undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation from Southern Illinois University and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

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Terry Timmons, CRC

Equine Therapist

A Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Terry holds additional certifications as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). In addition to her work at Oxford Treatment Center, she is executive director and therapeutic riding instructor at Hope Unbridled Equestrian Program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Mississippi State University.

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Katherine Westfall, MSW

Wilderness Therapist

Katherine joined Oxford Treatment Center from the University of Mississippi, where she programmed and implemented all outdoor recreation for the UM Department of Recreation. She holds a master of social work degree and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, both from the University of Mississippi. She is certified as a Wilderness First Responder and as a Challenge Course Facilitator Level I. Her prior experience includes a clinical internship for Millcreek of Pontotoc, where she worked with adolescent females on values of self-worth and self-acceptance. She has also served as head trip leader for a wilderness therapy program Georgia, for children in the foster care system.

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W. Troy Young, M.Ed, MA, NCC

Clinical/Wilderness Therapist

Troy leads Oxford Treatment Center’s Wilderness Therapy program. He is a National Certified Counselor and holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and a master of education degree from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Troy began working with adolescents utilizing Adventure Based Counseling in 1990. He has administered outdoor adventure programs on three different college campuses. After 15 years of adventure programming experience, he resigned from the University of Mississippi to plant and pastor Grace Bible Church in Oxford. He has worked in private practice in Denver, Colo., and serves as the lead guide for a private Colorado-based wilderness therapy company. He also maintains a private practice in Oxford where he works with clients from the surrounding area.