CERTIFIED EQUINE MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST/EQUINE SPECIALIST E.S./M.H., M.S.,MSW.
Steven D. Baldwin MS., MSW., MRAS, MAC, MCA, CAC, CATC IV, MATC, FAC, CCDS, CWTS, CSC is a Colorado State University PhD. Social Work student Veteran. His clinical experience includes employment with the Department of Veteran Affairs as a mental health therapist assisting Veterans with (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or (MST) military sexual trauma. He earned a Social Work Master’s degree from Humboldt State University and a Masters of Counseling from Western Oregon University. Steven has served over 20 years in the Army as a combat Veteran of the Iraq war; deployed in 2003-05 with the 1st Cavalry Division 2/7 as a highly decorated Infantry Reconnaissance Paratrooper. He is currently enlisted in the Colorado Army National Guard as an Infantry Company First Sergeant E-8. He has significant experience counseling indigenous American Indian individuals, families and children in Northern California for United Indian Health Services specializing in behavioral health integration and medical social work. He has also worked as a Registered Addiction Specialist counseling residential treatment. Steven is the Director of Front Range Ranch & Rescue a nonprofit specializing in Veteran Equestrian Therapy using abandoned or abused horses in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has publicly presented several topics on contemporary Veteran Issues. He is employed by Colorado State University as a social work instructor developing and teaching several social work courses to include the development of a military social work certificate program. He worked as a mental health therapist for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Northern California San Francisco VA system. Steven’s research interests include Veteran advocacy, criminal justice recidivism, trauma-informed care, substance abuse/dependence treatment, mental health, co-occurring disorders, ancestral diets, sustainable food systems, food insecurity, domestic violence counseling and indigenous decolonization.
2014-Present Colorado State University
PhD. Social Work
2012-2014 Humboldt State University
Masters of Social Work (MSW)
2008-2010 Western Oregon University
Master of Science in Education
Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.)
"Victories are negotiated and achieved through battles fought with ferocious fortitude and conviction".
CERTIFIED EQUINE SPECIALIST E.S
Virginia M. Saleeby A.S., B.S., RN. Her medical experience includes employment as a long term care nurse assisting the geriatric population with physical rehabilitation as well as attending to their emotional, mental and spiritual needs, including during end of life care. She also has served the health community in a local OB/GYN clinic giving nursing care pertaining to women’s health needs and prenatal and postnatal care. There, she gained experience with hormone-induced mental health concerns. Currently, Virginia is working in a local community clinic working with adult clients who are experiencing mental health crises. She earned her ADN from Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, CO in 2008. Looking forward, Virginia’s goal is to return to school for her MSN and become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, continuing to use the EAGALA model. Virginia earned her Bachelors Degree from Colorado State University in Equine Science in 2003. Her senior project involved research in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Growing up, Virginia learned first-hand the value of being present with horses and their ability to diffuse intense emotional experience. She is excited to join Front Range Ranch and Rescue in reaching out to our local communities and demonstrating that EAGALA brings results.
2005-2008 Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO
Associates Degree in Nursing
1999-2002 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Bachelors of Science in Equine Science
1997-1999 Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL
Associates in Science
"As a registered nurse, the opportunities for helping clients in my community and neighboring communities are endless. My education, skills and passion allow me to come alongside others and support clients as they strive to achieve their physical, mental and spiritual health goals. I also have a BS in Equine Science from Colorado State University. With further education and experience, my goal is to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner using multiple modalities, specializing in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. In September of 2016, I became an EAGALA certified Equine Specialist and am looking forward to the opportunities this brings to our community."