Bachelor of Science in Equine Science
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in progress, scheduled to graduate May 2022
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
Solution Focused Therapy, and other evidenced-based modalities.
Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling; Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Mattni Becker has a Bachelor of Science in Equine Science and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling. She is currently a therapy intern, which means she is able practice therapeutic counseling under the guidance and supervision of a licensed therapist. She is working to complete the internship hours required for graduation in the spring of 2022.
Mattni specializes in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and owns nine horses, five of which are part of her therapeutic program. She was inspired to pursue this career following a severe horseback riding accident, in which her recovery revolved around working with and riding her horses, in order to regain confidence. During this time, she noticed how much working with horses helped to heal her mental health, along with her body, and was inspired to share that experience with others.
Mattni currently offers mental health and substance abuse counseling for individuals of all ages. She also offers individual or group Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for individuals, age five and up. It is her mission to create an emotionally safe place for clients to talk “through” a horse’s behavior, see patterns, create metaphors, and find perspective on their own situations.
Mattni enjoys working with adults and adolescents. She focuses on a person-centered approach to create an environment for the client to sort through their dilemmas and find solutions and personal growth. She also utilizes Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and other evidenced-based modalities. These modalities are monitored by an onsite supervisor as well as a educational supervisor due to her student status. She also has a service dog that can be present during individual or group sessions when requested.
In her free time, she enjoys riding her horses, working on the ranch, and providing physical therapy modalities for horses that have suffered bodily injuries.