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Who We Are

Amanda Martin Ph.D., LMFT-Supervisor, LPC, BCN

My theoretical approaches include the Symbolic Experiential Therapy approach layered with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving.

I value a holistic approach to wellness and mental health. I provide a variety of services to support this holistic lens for healing. I operate from an anti-racism social justice lens and provide an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapeutic space.  I believe that everyone has resilience within themselves and in their support system to help them find a healthy balanced path in life. If you are wanting to find your balance, I’d be honored to help.

I have a Ph.D. in Family Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor (License # 62655), Board Certified in Neurofeedback (#E67601C-25), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor (License # 201077), EMDRIA Approved Consultant, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, and an EMDRIA Trainer.

License verification (LMFT-S and LPC) can be done at



Bridget is a certified emotional support service dog registered with US Animal Registry (#AB914158). Bridget loves to meet people and offer her emotional support. She takes her job seriously and is a valued member of our team.

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Meet the Herd

We have a herd of 15 horses at Special Cheers that work with people. The horses can work with you individually or in groups. Each horse is unique and enjoys working with people. At the barn, we have support staff including pigs and dogs as well. They would love to meet you and help you discover the opportunities in your story.

How We Help

We provide a variety of counseling, training, and mental health services in the Houston, Texas area. This office is a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals. 

  • Neurofeedback
  • Counseling
  • EMDR & Peak Performance
  • Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
  • EMDR Consultation and Educational training
  • Team-Building Equine-Assisted Retreats
  • Other Services