Having spent a lifetime around horses – growing up riding and training horses and later riding at many of the country’s top show barns – Claire Dorotik, LMFT, in many ways, understood horses before she understood people.
Because of the role horses have played in her life, Claire has made a specialization of equine facilitated psychotherapy, developing an equine assisted psychotherapeutic approach that has proved highly effective in restoring emotional and physical balance to those who have battled trauma, abuse, and eating disorders. This approach has been utilized by many recovery centers including Creative Care Recovery in Malibu, CA, The Canyon Recovery Center in Malibu, CA, and other facilities that have come to recognize the unique way in which horses can facilitate powerful healing experiences for clients. She has written many articles for Horsetrader, Ride, and Flying Changes magazines on the subject of horses and horse training, and is also a contributing author to Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Straight Talk from the Horse’s Mouth, a continuing education course for psychotherapists currently offered by the Zur Institute in San Diego.
Claire’s first three books, On the Back of a Horse: Harnessing the Healing Power of the Human-Equine Bond; No Secret So Close: A True Story Of A Father’s Murder, A Mother’s Betrayal, A Family Torn Apart, and The Horses That Turned It All Around, and Kids Born Thin: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Preventing Childhood Obesity, is now available on Amazon Kindle.
Claire currently lives in Denver, Colorado, where she competes in dressage competitions, with her two horses, Kona and Admiral. In her spare time, Claire enjoys running marathons and ultra-marathons. For more information on Claire, or her upcoming books, please visit www.clairedorotik.com, or www.greathorsebooks.com.