Molly DePrekel

Molly DePrekel, a licensed psychologist, utilizes the unique relationship people have with animals and nature to assist her in facilitating growth and transformation with individuals in their therapeutic work. Molly is the clinical director at Cairns Psychological Services ( and is in private practice at the Midwest Center for Trauma and Emotional Healing ( and Hold Your Horses Her areas of expertise comprise trauma informed therapy using EMDR and Sensorymotor Psychotherapy and training professionals to become proficient practitioners using animal-assisted therapy. She is an EPONA Quest approved instructor, has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota and is the co-chair of the Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals ( You can often find Molly with her beloved therapy partners, Whisper, a Morgan horse and her canine apprentice, Willow, who is training to become a Pet Partner®.