Community Farm Program
AMBER BENNETT, LCMHC
Born and raised in St. Johnsbury, VT on a horse farm, Amber learned at a young age the power that horses have to positively influence human lives.
With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UVM and a minor in animal science, Amber went on for a masters in Mental Health Counseling through Walden University.
After completing her masters, Amber took specialized training through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
In her free time, Amber continues to enjoy riding with a focus on reining.
Emily Greene was born and raised in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. She fell in love with horses at a young age and hasn't stopped working with them since.
She moved to Kentucky to go to college, where she graduated from Asbury University with Bachelor's degrees in both business management and equine management.
Since college she has worked for a few different Thoroughbred companies in Kentucky as well as trained Police Horses at the local college. Not long after moving back to Vermont, she began volunteering at Hope Grows Farm and the rest is history.
When she is not at the barn, you can find her hiking, kayaking, or camping with her husband and dogs.
Elizabeth griffith, lcpc, atr
Elizabeth is a clinical counselor and art therapist living in Vermont pursuing her practice in art therapy, counseling, and integrative nutrition. Her curiosity for art and healing began at an early age when she realized that making art empowered her with an outlet to help process her emotions.
She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Redland's and her masters in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. Her approach to therapy is integrative, client-centered, and humanistic. She uses both art therapy and talk therapy depending on the client’s needs and goals. She has also completed a health coach training program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.