Our Team

What is the essence of life? To serve others and do good."


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Tiffany English

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate

Tiffany has a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis and a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (License #12426) through the NC Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. Tiffany has experience working with people of all ages and all walks of life. She holds certifications in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (License #25080) with the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. Tiffany has a very laid back and practical approach to counseling and often incorporates mindfulness, humor, relaxation, and person-centered approaches to meet people where they are on their personal journey in life.

Sydney Lytle

MSW, LCSW, EAGALA certified, EMDR certified

Sydney received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC and has a Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University in Boston, MA. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. Sydney holds certifications in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy through the EMDR Institute and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) through EAGALA. She has experience working with clients of all ages and various backgrounds. Sydney incorporates mindfulness, CBT/DBT, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, play therapy, and a strengths-based approach along with other modalities to meet each client’s therapeutic needs. She is passionate about providing a safe space for her clients to take the journey of self-exploration and self-expression whether that be in the office or at the barn. Sydney hopes to provide a positive therapy experience for clients coming from all walks of life.


Rhonda Soirez


Rhonda graduated from Liberty University in May of 2012, with a master’s degree in Professional Counseling. After working two years as a therapist, she returned to the University of Mississippi and obtained an Education Specialist degree with an emphasis in Play Therapy. Rhonda is rostered with North Carolina for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS). She has completed Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) and the train the trainer course for the CARE model used in foster care. Rhonda has experience working with families going through adoption or reunification after being in foster care. She provides parenting support through the use of materials such as Child Parent Relational Therapy (CPRT) or Parenting from the Inside Out. Her approach to counseling is laid back and casual. She has an extensive background in child development and integrates this knowledge with what she has learned about the impact of childhood trauma experiences and play during sessions with clients. Rhonda believes that play is the language of children and the key to understanding their world. There are no bad children; only unfortunate circumstances that have led them to develop maladaptive coping skills or make uninformed decisions. The goal of therapy is to guide the individual to a better understanding of themselves through the lens of their environment in order to create and maintain a positive psychosocial and emotional response to their world.

Mark Lytle

EAGALA Advance

Mark is an equine specialist with 40 years of experience with horses.  He has an AAS degree in Equine Science from Martin Community College along with an advanced certification in the EAGALA model.  Mark has travelled the world teaching the EAGALA model and being a mentor to those seeking the advanced certification. He has worked with many different populations including children, adults, families, military personnel, and everything in between.  Mark was born and raised in McDowell County, where he spends his days on the farm with his wife and 4 children. Over the years he has been able to witness equine therapy change lives and believes that equine therapy can be applied to all populations with an array of mental health benefits.  Marks say’s “by having the opportunity to do the EGALA model and train around the world, I have realized that people are people and horses are horses, so no matter if there is a language barrier or physical barriers, this work is effective”.

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