Hope Ranch

Mission Statement

Our mission is to infuse hope, heal trauma, and foster growth in our community by providing education, resources, and behavioral health services. We utilize evidence-based practices and healthy connections with people, animals, and the environment to promote personal growth and wellness.

About Us

The Hope Ranch program offers animal-assisted and nature-based interventions to youth and adults (5 years and up), native and non-native. Hope Ranch is located on a 60-acre farm in Fairland, Oklahoma.  The property is home to approximately 20 horses (large and small), several goats, and a cow.  The Hudson Creek runs through the middle of the property providing opportunities for fishing, nature walks, and other exploration.  We also have a small garden and many other private and safe places on the farm where sessions may take place. 

Our Services

Equine Assisted Mental Health (EAMH)

describes the inclusion of horses and the environment in mental health services, such as individual, family, and group psychotherapy. EAMH sessions include the client(s), Behavioral Health Professional, Equine Specialist, and horse(s). 

Nature-Based Intervention

is the practice of being in nature to boost growth and healing, especially mental health. With staff support, clients and visitors are invited to participate in nature through gardening, nature walks, fishing, low-impact ropes course, and other outdoor exploration on the property.

Benefits of EAMH and Nature-Based Activities

Increased self-awareness, emotional recognition & understanding, and self-esteem

Increased focus and attention to the present moment

Increased ability to develop healthy relationships and social skills

Increased problem-solving skills & other critical life skills

Ask us about the many other ways these interventions can benefit personal growth and wellness!

Our Providers

Modoc Nation Behavioral Health – Hope Ranch, is a PATH Intl. Center member site and thus follows specific industry standards. Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) providing individual, family, or group therapy at the Hope Ranch are continually receiving additional training, specific to the emerging field of equine assisted mental health.  Within PATH Intl, are specific equine assisted mental health standards, that relate to the inclusion of trained and certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning staff. The Equine Specialists assist the BHP with the horses and the client/s during an equine-assisted mental health session and will assist in facilitating certain activities and experiences. This allows for additional safety support during the therapy session for the client/s, horses, and BHP.

Kathy Glover, LPC

MNBH Program Director

Kathy Glover is the Program Director for Modoc Nation Behavioral Health. Kathy is trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, and Somatic Information Processing, and adolescent substance use. She believes the therapeutic relationship is what provides the greatest healing power to clients.  She also believes that relationships are built on trust, honesty, communication, support and acceptance. 

Sarah Miller, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Sarah Miller is the Clinical Supervisor and a children and family therapist for Modoc Nation Behavioral Health. She is a trained in TF-CBT, EMDR, and Somatic Information Processing. 

Paige Barker, LPC, RPT

Lead – Licensed Behavioral Health Professional

Paige Barker specializes in working with individuals ages  3 – 20 with issues related to trauma, anxiety, and depression. She is a Registered Play Therapist and is also trained in TF-CBT, EMDR, and Somatic Information Processing.

Jacob Crowder, LCSW

Licensed Behavioral Health Professional

Jacob Crowder specializes in working with individuals ages 5 -20 with issues related to personality disorders, trauma, anxiety, and depression. He is trained in TF-CBT, CBT, EMDR, and Somatic Information Processing.

Michelle Galan, LPC Candidate

Behavioral Health Professional

Michelle Galan specializes in working with individuals ages 7 – 20, with issues related to trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, and depression. Michelle is trained in CBT and TF-CBT. 

Kristen Hurlbert, LCSW

Licensed Behavioral Health Professional

Kristen Hurlbert specializes in working with teens and adults. She has experience working with clients with a history of trauma, depression, anxiety, as well as other life issues. She is trained in CBT, EMDR, and IFS.

Caressa Russell, LMSW

Behavioral Health Professional

Caressa Russell specializes in working with individuals 8 – 20 years old with issues related to trauma, anxiety, and depression. Caressa is trained in CBT, TFCBT, EMDR, SIP, and EAMH.

Tiffani Thompson, LMSW

Licensed Behavioral Health Professional

Tiffani Thompson specializes in working with youth struggling with issues related to trauma, anxiety, and depression. She is trained in TF-CBT, EMDR, EA-EMDR, and Somatic Information Processing.