Vallerie E. Coleman, Ph.D., PsyD
Dr. Coleman is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who has been in practice for over 25 years. She is the founder, CEO, and Clinical Director of Stand InBalance. Dr. Coleman combines her expertise in psychology, group dynamics, and systems with her love and respect for horses – maximizing the powerful capacity these magnificent animals have for facilitating human growth and development. Certified by both EAGALA and E3A [Equine Experiential Education Association], Dr. Coleman’s approach is grounded in a combination of attachment theory, somatic psychology, and object relations theory. She is passionate about the importance of Emotional Intelligence and helping leaders and teams create great workplaces and successful organizations.
In addition to speaking at conferences and leading workshops, she has been on faculty at Loyola Marymount University, the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, and Antioch University. She was a guest expert on the Dr. Phil show and is a contributor in the book: Harnessing the Power of Equine Assisted Counseling.