Co-Facilitators

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.

Lori Ann Lutz 

Hello, I am Lori Ann Lutz lover of all outdoor activities! Growing up in Southeastern Montana on a ranch fueled my nature obsession. 

The outdoors became a must for me when I figured out what an impact being outside has on grounding my soul. 

I currently reside in the center of Montana surrounded by mountains and streams with my husband Matt and son Van. 

In the summer I enjoy hiking, kayaking, rafting and biking. In the winter months I love snowshoeing, cross country skiing and a little snowmobiling with my family. I have even tried ice climbing a few times.