DeAnna Wahlheim Counseling

About DeAnna

DeAnna Wahlheim, MA, LMFT, specializes in treating children, teens, adults and families who have been affected by trauma including neglect, abuse and developmental trauma (CPTSD) as well as single incident trauma (PTSD). She is a skilled parent trainer and coach who offers attachment focused parenting classes. DeAnna is trained in empirically based, developmental models of treatment including the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Theraplay, EMDR, and Sand-Tray therapies. She is also trained and certified in EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in both Mental Health and as an Equine Specialist. DeAnna holds a bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology, with a minor in Biblical Studies, and a master’s degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.

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Counseling Models


Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Sand Tray

Play Therapy


Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine Assisted Learning

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine therapy is a collaborative approach consisting of a client/clients, mental health professional, equine specialist and one or more horses. There is no riding involved, rather the interaction is with horses on the ground. This treatment modality is “Experiential” meaning that you will be involved in hands-on experiences with the horses designed to reflect things going on in your life. The process is not always about interacting with the treatment team, although that will happen at times. It is about providing you the opportunity to experience, explore, problem-solve, discover, be creative, gain insight and experience practical applications of what you are learning in the moment. The process is about “doing” along with the “talking.”

Parenting Support

Parenting classes

Individual Parent Coaching


(480) 213-6058