Meet The Staff

April Cloutier, LCSW  ES   |   Katie Baron, LCPC  ES   |   Linnae Roglitz, ES    |  Alli Winkelman, ES

April Cloutier, LCSW, Equine Specialist

April Cloutier, LCSW

As a summer resident of Maine since 1970, April grew up in the Tenants Harbor-St. George Maine area. She remembers riding horses; whenever she could ‘scrounge up the cash’. She would pay by the hour for a trail ride from a local farm. As a winter resident of Kansas, she started Hunter/Jumper lessons at age 8. Horses have been a part of her life ever since.

In 1991 April graduated with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She became a Registered Respiratory Therapist working in the field for 10 years. Inspired by the hospital social workers’ ability to work calmly and genuinely with patients and families in times of crisis, she returned to school. In 1996 April graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Washburn University. In 1998 she obtained her Masters Degree in social work, and has worked in the Social Work field since then.

Missing Maine, and the “Way Life Should Be”, April relocated to the state permanently in 2001 (they say you always come back). Initially she lived in the Bangor, Maine area, and was employed at The Acadia Hospital working in the adolescent unit for 2 yrs. Family brought her to the Sagadahoc County area in 2003. She started working as an Outpatient Mental Health Clinician at Sweetser Family Institute (Brunswick)from 2003-2005, prior to her recent employment at Kennebec Behavioral Health in Winthrop Maine from 2005 to 2011.

They say “once a horseperson always a horseperson”. As April settled into the area, she again initiated horse lessons and bought a horse. She was introduced to Natural Horsemanship, which changed her relationships with horses, and life, forever. Similarly, and even more impacting, a year later, in 2005, she was introduced to and received her certification in EAGALA Model EAP. April says she knew then what she was meant to do with her career, and her life. She established Painted Horses, LLC counseling services in 2006. She started to provide outpatient-counseling services at Hearts and Horses TRC in Buxton, Maine, at Windy Pine Acres in Richmond Maine, and more recently at Freedom Trail Farm in Warren Maine.

In Clinical Counseling April works with people from ages “8 to 98” and thinks of herself as a general practitioner who has worked with individuals and families across a variety of settings to include medical and psychiatric social work in the hospital setting, intensive outpatient programs for those with chronic mental illness, and outpatient mental health. In the early part of her career she was involved in co-facilitating a sexual offenders group for men. She worked intensively with community support services for veterans with chronic mental illness. Currently most of her clientele have been individuals/families who struggle with adolescent challenges, victims of trauma, and those striving to cope with depression, anxiety, and Bi-polar disorder. Her specialty is in Animal Assisted Therapy and more specifically in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy where she holds a dual role serving as the Clinician and/or Equine Specialist.

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Katie Baron LCPC

Katie Baron, LCPC ES

Katie Baron, LCPC ES

Katie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Equine Specialist with Painted Horses LLC. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Linnae Roglitz, Equine Specialist

 

Linnae Roglitz, Equine Specialist

Linnae Roglitz, ES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alli Winkelman, Equine Specialist

 

Alli Winkelman, ES

Alli Winkelman, ES

 

 

 

 

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