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Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Our therapy team includes a therapist and a veteran support facilitator who are dedicated and compassionate professionals committed to your well-being. With diverse expertise and specialties, this dynamic duo offers a unique blend of support tailored to your emotional and psychological wellness journey.
The therapist brings licensed expertise, and the peer support veteran adds invaluable experiential knowledge, creating a comprehensive support system for you. Together, they offer a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and modalities personalized to address your specific needs, whether you're navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or other mental health concerns.
Emphasizing collaboration and client-centered care, our therapist and veteran support facilitator prioritize your goals and preferences in developing a holistic treatment plan. By working together, they provide guidance, understanding, and a safe space for healing and growth, ensuring you receive personalized and practical support on your path to well-being.

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Founder & Therapist

Jessica Oliver, LCSW

Jessica is a highly respected therapist and the visionary founder behind Peaceful Pastures Ranch & Therapy. With a passion for helping individuals overcome trauma, OCD, and anxiety, Jessica has dedicated her career to creating healing experiences that combine traditional psychotherapy with innovative techniques such as equine assistance, hypnotherapy, and exposure response prevention. Jessica's approach is holistic, addressing the emotional, psychological, and physical aspects of her clients' challenges. Making her a sought-after resource for those seeking lasting healing and personal growth. One of Jessica's key therapeutic modalities is mental health therapy with equine assistance, where clients have the opportunity to work with horses as part of their healing journey. This unique method allows individuals to build trust, gain insight, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves, all while fostering a sense of connection and empowerment. Hypnotherapy is another powerful tool in Jessica's toolkit, helping clients access their subconscious mind to uncover and address deeply rooted issues that may be contributing to their struggles. Through hypnotherapy, she guides individuals in reprogramming negative thought patterns and developing healthier coping strategies. Jessica's expertise in exposure response prevention is invaluable for those dealing with OCD. She helps clients confront their fears and obsessions in a controlled and supportive environment, allowing them to gradually build resilience and reduce their anxiety. Jessica offers a range of transformative experiences, including intensives, retreats, workshops, and life coaching. These immersive programs provide clients with the opportunity to delve deep into their healing process, gain new insights, and develop practical skills to manage their challenges effectively. Jessica's warm, compassionate, and client-centered approach creates a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can explore their inner worlds and find the strength to overcome their mental health challenges. Her commitment to helping others heal and thrive is a testament to her dedication to the field of psychotherapy and her unwavering belief in the power of transformation.

Offering 

  • In-person retreats, workshops, groups, and equine-facilitated psychotherapy.

  • Immigration Evaluations

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Veteran Support Facilitator 

Ryan Oliver

Ryan is a dedicated veteran support facilitator who is crucial in helping transitioning service members navigate their journey from military life to civilian careers. With an impressive 21-year career in the United States Air Force as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician, Ryan brings a wealth of experience, discipline, and a deep commitment to serving others. As the veteran support facilitator, Ryan oversees the SkillBridge program, a vital initiative designed to assist military personnel in gaining valuable civilian job skills and experience before they transition to civilian life. His role involves coordinating training opportunities, connecting veterans with industry partners, and providing essential guidance to ensure a seamless transition to civilian careers. Ryan's background as an EOD technician showcases his exceptional expertise in handling hazardous materials and defusing potentially life-threatening situations. His unwavering dedication to duty, outstanding problem-solving skills, and ability to remain calm under pressure make him a valuable asset to any team and an invaluable resource for fellow veterans. Beyond his professional role, Ryan's commitment to supporting veterans extends to networking and building strong connections within the veteran community. He understands the challenges and unique experiences veterans face and is passionate about creating opportunities for them to succeed in their civilian careers. Ryan's journey from a distinguished Air Force career to his current role as a veteran support facilitator exemplifies the spirit of service, sacrifice, and dedication. His leadership and commitment to helping his fellow veterans make the challenging transition to civilian life is a testament to his character and the values instilled in him during his military service. In every way, Ryan is a shining example of veterans' positive impact on their communities and the unwavering support they provide to their fellow service members. His dedication to guiding PPR's SkillBridge program and veteran networking is a testament to his ongoing commitment to serving others and ensuring a brighter future for those who have served our nation.

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MEET THE HERD

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Heart of our Program

Phoenix

PHOENIX

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- Background -

 Phoenix was donated to PPR after

having careers in many different fields of horsemanship. His gentle nature and desire to be engaged helps so many people learn about themselves.

 

- Personality -

Phoenix is friendly, calm and solid with a great sense of humor. 

 

- Fun facts -

Phoenix will wrap his neck around yours for hugs.

Steele

STEELE

- Breed -

Quarter Horse

 

- Background -

Steele was donated to PPR by a Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy. He was trained for mounted police work, but was did not possess the right temperament for the

career they needed him for.   

- Personality -

Steele is shy and watchful when you first get to know him. As he opens up he comes playful and engaging.

 

- Fun facts -

Steele smiles when being washed and loves to play in water. When he's not providing therapy, he enjoys learning barrels with

his 12 year old rider.

Willow

WILLOW

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Lady

LADY

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Chance

CHANCE

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Paint

- Background -

 Second Chance AKA Chance was

rescued by PPR in April 2020.

He came to PPR emaciated, completely blind and with a grim prognosis. Today he uses his blindness to his advantage by focusing in on his other senses and provides clarity and emotional resilience to those who are drawn to him during treatment.

- Personality -

Chance is calm, inquisitive and always ready to nuzzle

 

- Fun facts -

Chance knows his name and will prance towards you when you call him.

Bear

BEAR

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BitCoin

BITCOIN

- Breed -

Thoroughbred

- Background -

Bitcoin was introduced into our program in April 2020. He was retired from racing after suffering a career-ending and oftentimes

life-threatening injury.

- Personality -

Bitcoin, is stubborn, loving,

and strong-willed.

- Fun facts -

Bitcoin's registered Jockey Club name is "Wave of the Future"

Red

RED

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Penny

PENNY

- Breed -

Quarter Horse

 

- Background -

Penny is 3 years old and has been at PPR since she was 6 months old. She came from Dunn Rose Farms for the purpose of being trained to be a therapy horse.

- Personality -

Penny is playful, high energy, with little to

no awareness of personal space.

 

- Fun facts -

Penny's best friend is Waffles the donkey and they play chase and she wrestles with him on her knees out in the pasture.

River

RIVER

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Waffles

WAFFLES

- Breed -

Mini Jerusalem Donkey

- Background -

Waffles came to PPR after an incident with goats and his prior owners being unable to keep him. He takes time to earn his love, but the reward of getting to connect with him is worth the wait.

- Personality -

Waffles is withdrawn from people and untrusting. He will watch from afar until he feels its safe to come observe closer.

- Fun facts -

Waffle's protects the herd of

horses from coyotes.

Teddy

TEDDY

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