Our Facilitators

Sarah Janosik, LCSW

Sarah Janosik with Doll

Sarah Janosik is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in private practice for more than 20 years. She holds a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed a post-graduate internship at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco, in Human Sexuality. She is the co-founder of the Relate Center in Austin.

Sarah is an Epona-approved instructor, trained in an Equine Facilitated Learning Program at the Epona International Study Center in Sonita, Arizona. She facilitates equine-based awareness and growth workshops and equine psychotherapy.

Lynne Silver, MA, LPC

Lynne and Persia

Lynne Silver, MA in Psychology, is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She works with an integrative approach with individuals, couples and groups to facilitate personal, professional and spiritual development. She has specialized training in trauma resolution, somatic psychology, spiritual practices and equine assisted therapy.

Lynne is a Certified Advanced Instructor with Eponaquest International, and a co-founder of Equine Assisted Therapy Center. She is also trained in Equine Integrative Bodywork and Equine Touch.

Julie Puentes, MS

Julie Puentes Facilitator

Julie Puentes is the founder and director of HorseLink. She received her Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership & Ethics from St.Edward’s University and her BA in Psychology from the University of Texas.

Julie is a lifelong horse person and rider with ten years’ experience facilitating Equine-Assisted Learning programs. She is a trained facilitator in the Epona Method, completing a comprehensive 14-month program at Leadership Outfitters in Bozeman, Montana and several workshops with Linda Kohanav of Eqonaquest.

“It’s difficult to find an adjective strong enough to convey the effect Saturday had on me but words like profound and transformative come to mind. I feel a shift in my world view occurred though I am still processing the experience. I know for sure Ricky Ricardo touched a wounded part of me in a gentle and healing way that years of human therapy have not been able to touch.  I would 100% recommend this program to anyone. I am quite sure I will remember this all of my life.” –C.E.