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Jennifer Kapelos Therapist in Maple Valley


Jennifer Kapelos

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)

(206) 712-8382

28403 Southeast 204th Street
Maple Valley, WA

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28403 Southeast 204th Street
Maple Valley, WA
(206) 712-8382

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(206) 712-8382


Jennifer Kapelos

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)

I am certified in the equine-assisted therapy mode EAGALA. EAGALA does not involve any riding, the horse is an equal partner and everyone is on the same level. EAGALA is client centered, solution focused and uses motivational interviewing. EAGALA has been around for 20 years and has been researched for longer. Equine-assisted therapy is benificial for many issues but EAGALA is especially suited for trama and anxiety because it doe not involve steps for learning, it is a treatment where the therapist 'holds space' for the client to choose where to direct the session and goals.

EAGALA requires a mental health specialist and a equine specialist. The equine specialist helps with equine behavor interpretation. Horses are prey animals and they each have a role in the herd reflecting to the herd what signals are being sent so the herd can remain on alert status. The client becomes accepted into the herd and the horses begin reflecting the signals they pick up from the client. Because the horses can be so large (miniture horses can be used), it is hard to ignore the reflections and easy to put them into metaphores for theraputic work.

Equine-assisted therapy is unique because it is conducted outdoors in fields where other wildlife are present. Equine-assisted therapy can be holistic and anything that the client focuses on in the setting is assimulated into the clients story.

Call or email Jennifer Kapelos for your free, initial face-to-face consultation now - (206) 712-8382.

Treatment approaches used:

Treatment orientation:

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Adlerian
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Patient-Centered
  • equine-assisted

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association

Client Focus:

Age Specialty:

  • Adults

Niche Specialty:

  • Trauma & PTSD

Education Supporting Specialty:

I have over 20 years in the field and I have worked with all ages and more problems. 

Also Addressed in My Practice:

  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Changes
  • Substance Abuse

My Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 1 Years
Highest Degree: MA, DHA
School: University of Phoenix
Year Graduated: 2013
License No. and State: MC60932693 WA

Additional Credentials:
  • Equine-assisted Mental Health (EAGALA)


    Sliding Scale: Yes
    Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: Yes
    Free Telephone Consulation: No
    Accepted Payment Methods: Cash