Liza Chartier, M.Ed., LCMHCA, NCC
Hello, and welcome!
I'm Liza, a nature-based therapist offering equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) as an alternative to traditional office-based talk therapy.
As a lifelong horsewoman and the daughter of mental health professionals, I attended my first EAP/EAL training while in college. While in graduate school I interned at a local non-profit utilizing equine assisted psychotherapy. I've been working in the field (literally!) ever since.
My approach to counseling is person-centered, strengths-based, and integrative; tailoring sessions to the unique needs of each client. Sessions are based on developing your strengths and changing the patterns in your life that are no longer working. I have experience working with individuals of all ages and I particularly enjoy working with teens and emerging adults.
Training and certifications:
*M.Ed. - Clinical Counseling - North Carolina State University
*Nationally Certified Counselor
*Advanced training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy with Natural Lifemanship
*Certified Complementary and Alternative Medicine
I am supervised by Amanda Hardenbrook, MS, NCC, LCMHCS (919) 946-3853
I offer individual and group counseling for children (10+), adolescents, and adults.
I am available for in-office sessions in Raleigh, and nature based and equine assisted sessions on a farm in Wendell. There is also a “farm office” available if necessary.
Regardless of where we meet, my goal is to offer a safe place for you to explore yourself and your life, identify what is working and what isn’t, and develop new skills to free yourself of the patterns that are keeping you from being the best you.
Please print and complete these forms for your first session. I will also have them available for you to fill out at the session.
EAP session (55-75 minutes) - $120
Non-EAP session (farm or office, 45-50 minutes) - $120
Sliding scale appointments are available for individuals who do not wish to file insurance
Half and full-day equine therapy sessions for families, groups, and individuals can be arranged for those looking for a greater in-depth experience or have time constraints that limit regular sessions. Please contact me for more information.
I accept cash, check, and credit/debit/HSA cards.
I do not bill insurance directly and am not on any health insurance panels (out-of-network).
Payment is due at time of service. If requested, I will provide you with monthly invoices (superbills) to submit for reimbursement or application to a plan deductible.
Reimbursement is not guaranteed. Please check with your health insurance company to determine out-of-network eligibility and to make sure you do not need prior-authorization for services.
Some good questions to ask include:
* Do I have out of network mental health benefits?
* What is my out of network deductible? Has it been met?
* How many therapy sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
* What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
* Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Need more information? Send me a message:
EAP sessions are conducted at a private boarding and training facility, JRF Equestrian.
Due to the nature of these businesses, we are not open for drop-ins.
A scheduled appointment is required to visit the farm.
919 - 990 - 3412
4111 Wendell Rd, Wendell NC