Britt Palmer, LMFT, LPCC, CEDS, NL-C-EP, C-TCYM
Britt Palmer is the owner and a 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 and is an approved consultant in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She is dually certified in two equine therapy models as both a mental health professional and equine professional, is a trainer with Natural Lifemanship Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy 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 completed a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at National University in 2004. She and her family moved to the Memphis area from Northern California in 2007. Since 1999, she has had the privilege of working with developmentally delayed adults as a manager and program manager, has worked with adults and children in a inpatient acute psychiatric facility, has served as assistant program director of a non profit drug and alcohol residential program, and served as assistant director of an eating disorder IOP/PHP program until beginning her private practice. She now focuses her work at the office in East Memphis and at the farm in Memphis, primarily doing intensive trauma work with her patients. Her favorite thing to do in this work is to combine EMDR, equine assisted psychotherapy and emotionally focused therapy to get to see lasting change happen for her patients and their families. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Five horses and a mini donkey reside at the 19 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.