Meet the Team

Deanna Stevenson MS, LCPC, is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in integrating work with horses to promote personal growth, self-discovery, and enhanced wellness with individuals, families, & groups. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Montana State University-Bozeman (MSU) in 2007, and her master’s degree in Health & Human Development- Mental Health Counseling from MSU in 2009.

Growing up on a cattle ranch, horses were a key component of Deanna’s personal wellness from an early age. While completing her master’s degree, she found a way to combine her passion for mental health and wellness with horses and completed training through the Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association (EAGALA).

Deanna has been providing equine-assisted therapy in conjunction with traditional therapy since 2010 in a range of settings. She has seen the power working with horses brings to the healing process through her work as a residential treatment therapist, school-based therapist, & clinical supervisor for Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch (YBGR). She currently offers equine sessions as an adjunct to her work as a private practice counselor with Counseling Associates in Lewistown, MT. During summers, Deanna facilitates youth horse camps for central Montana youth.

Deanna specializes in working with anxiety, trauma, & emotional issues with an emphasis on building on existing strengths to support personal growth & holistic wellness. She has additional certifications and training in mindfulness-based practices, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Deanna lives on a cattle ranch in Hobson, MT, with her husband, 2 children, golden retriever, & of course, her horses.


Coila Evans

Coila Evans is a western artist, in Roundup, Montana. Coila's work focuses on bringing awareness to the land and life of the west. She is a lifelong learner who is interested in the complex history and lives of her subjects, and has an intense desire to share those stories through her work. She and her husband, Troy Evans, are both working artists, who work with the highest quality materials available to them. He in wood. She in oil paints. They are a complimentary pair. Both drawing great inspiration from each other and the landscape of his family place.

Believing a from life practice is integral to the development of a person’s skill, Evans also spends as much time as she can in the field working “en plein air”. This practice helps to keep her work loose in the studio, whilst exploring her western environment and its’ history. 

Coila Evans was a finalist with her first painting from the “Documenting Modern History: The Coal Mine Project”, in the 19th annual Portrait Society of America’s Member’s Only Competition. Evans has shown in Dallas, Billings, and New York City. Her work is represented by Montana Gallery in Billings, 50 miles from her studio. And Standard Art Gallery in Steamboat Springs, Co.

“Where contemporary meets the traditional. I’m all about the story. A lover of history. A lover of nature, of the people & creatures of the enduring landscape from the place I get to call home. A lover of beautifully crafted objects. Objects made with love. These are the stories I love to tell in paint.” ~ Coila