Britt Palmer

Britt Palmer is the owner and a primary therapist and equine professional at Connections. Britt created this program in order to be able to combine what she sees as the most effective forms of psychotherapy – experiential therapy such as equine assisted psychotherapy, art therapy, yoga and intuitive movement, along with family systems and trauma informed models of therapy including Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR and Natural Lifemanship.
Britt specializes in treating trauma, attachment and eating disorders. She works with individuals, couples, families and groups. Britt is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, is dually certified in two equine therapy models as both a mental health professional and equine professional, and is certified in the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method. She is currently the Midsouth iaedp Chapter President. Her experience with horses began at age 6, taking lifelong lessons and riding any horse she could until joining the Oregon State University Hunter/Jumper team where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science, with an option in Child, Youth and Family Services in 1999. She was a case manager for a regional center serving those with developmental disabilities until beginning her family.  She completed a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in Northern California at National University in 2004. Beginning internship in 2003 she worked as a therapist in a school services program and then county behavioral health in California until moving to Tennessee in 2007. In Memphis, she has had over ten years of combined experience working with people in a inpatient acute psychiatric facility, serving as assistant program director of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, and serving as assistant director of an eating disorder intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program until she began her private practice. Britt continued working in the inpatient psychiatric setting two additional years taking horses to the facility for equine assisted therapy.  She now focuses her work at the office in East Memphis and at the farm in Piperton, primarily doing intensive trauma work with her patients. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Eight horses and a mini donkey reside at the 50 acre farm and equine refuge called Our Happy Place. In 2019 she established Our Happy Place, Inc., a non profit entity designed to create scholarship funding for those seeking treatment and funding to care for rescued and surrendered equines. 

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