Honor Medina has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 20 years. Honor supports p.Link Coaching Center for Excellence in their on-site Equus training programs. Currently she has a thriving Equus and Life Coaching practice and a small therapy practice at New Mexico State University in Carlsbad, NM. Honor is dedicated to helping people improve their relationships with self and others, building optimal condence, and building robust boundaries while maintaining integrity.
Animals have been an integral part of Honor’s life since birth. Honor has made it a priority to learn how to share the power, wisdom, and love that animals have to oer with people who are looking for change in their lives.
In addition to oering her clinical skills, Honor developed and implemented the Equine Assisted Therapy Program and Pet Therapy Programs at Rosewood Ranch, a world renowned treatment facility in 2007. Honor’s two Therapy Dogs John Wayne and Hoss were a part of the therapeutic milieu and were relied upon to de-escalate high stress situations and to assist during client and sta progress meetings.
Honor has worked with senior leaders, executive teams, non-prot boards, and agency managers of community mental health centers. Honor has experience as an adjunct professor at NMSU-Carlsbad and has provided trainings on topics such as Motivation Interviewing, Communication, Boundaries, Team Building, Leadership Energy, Human Development, and Animal Assisted Therapy.
Honor received both her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Education Degrees from Ohio University. She received her Equine Assisted Growth and Learning certication in 2006. In 2010 she received her Equus Coaching Certication from Koelle Simpson. She received her Advanced Certication in Motivational Interviewing 2012. Honor has eleven years of experience handling and training Therapy Dogs.
Honor enjoys living with her animals and husband on a small farm in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She enjoys rescuing animals, walking with her dogs in nature, learning from horses, and reading.