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Rosie Spagnuolo Bickert, LMSW, ACSW

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Rosie Spagnuolo Bickert is passionate in her endeavor to help people in pain and is currently using her Puerto Rican Paso Fino horses to facilitate healing in a new way.  Ms. Bickert graduated from the University of Michigan with her MSW in 1994.  She pursued additional training and expertise in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, mind/body medicine, and couples and family psychotherapy. She began using her horses in 2006 with individuals, families and groups.  

Ms. Bickert is currently completing an Equine Gestalt Coaching Method certification program with Melissa Pearce.  This innovative approach  brings renewed passion and excitement to her work.

She has built an outstanding reputation for her creativity and willingness to explore non-traditional modalities to assist clients in transforming negative behaviors, perceptions, and negative self-images into more productive and positive ways to approach life.  

A sampling of some of the modalities she has been certificated in include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), guided imagery and hypnotherapy, sand tray, experiential techniques, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and Equine Gestalt Coaching.

As a result of her training in the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method, Ms. Bickert is currently incorporating Women's Empowerment Workshops/retreats, as well as, workshops/retreats for Veterans who have served in war zones.