Laura Moya

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Laura Moya


Laura was a full-time member of the High Hopes team from 2008-2015 working as the Volunteer and Special Programs Manager.  She is a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, Lead Site Visitor, Associate Evaluator, and Mentor through PATH Intl.  Laura completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Connecticut College where she began her relationship with High Hopes as an Intern the summer of 2005.  In 2013, Laura was inspired to return to school and completed a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Southern Connecticut State University.

Now licensed, Laura has a private practice in East Lyme where she sees individuals, couples and families.  Laura is fluent in Spanish and has a bicultural family with her husband Francisco, their two young children, and their rescue dog named Pepe.  She takes every opportunity she can to ‘play hooky’ from her busy life to ride. Combining her professional background, personal experiences, and clinical knowledge, Laura is passionate about creating an inclusive environment for individuals, couples and families from all cultural backgrounds.  When possible, Laura enjoys partnering with High Hopes to offer psychotherapy incorporating horses and offers mentorship and consultation to individuals from Spanish-speaking countries looking to learn more about therapeutic riding and PATH Intl.

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