Holly Jedlicka, Part-Time Faculty in Equine Science, Department of Equine Science
Holly Jedlicka, MSW, LISW-S specializes in child, adolescent and family therapy as well as working with LGBTQ clients, all through a trauma-informed lens. Holly believes in a somatic approach to helping people connect their thoughts and their feelings, as well as utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy. Holly holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Otterbein University and a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. She worked in community behavioral health before focusing her efforts on equine-assisted psychotherapy. She holds an Advanced EAGALA certification and is an EAGALA Mentor.
Holly has worked professionally as a dressage trainer for over 30 years and has had horses her entire life. Holly believes horses are honest and that honesty calls us out on our own issues, if we listen to them. They are just reacting, not attached to the outcome and are experts at staying in the moment. This is part of what makes them powerful in therapy.
Holly is co-founder of PBJ Connections and now serves as the Executive Director. Under her leadership, she will ensure that PBJ Connections continues to grow and thrive. She plans to continue to lead the way to pave a more secure path for equine-assisted psychotherapy.