Meet Joanie Mankus

Drawing on her background as a counselor and highly specialized training in Equine Gestalt Coaching Method (EGCM), Joanie works with clients to regain a clearer sense of their wholeness, purpose and passion for living a fully expressed life. She specializes in supporting women who have/are/will be going through subtle or significant life transitions. From challenges related to family, relationships, career and health issues, Joanie’s professional coaching techniques lead people to profound insights, healing and resolution.

As a LCSW for nearly 10 years, Joanie counseled teens, families and adults with a variety of life narratives including marital struggles and divorce, children of divorce, teen pregnancy, addiction, and trauma. She was a first responder to the Columbine high school tragedy and, later, a foreigner living abroad during the events of September 11th. Joanie experienced firsthand how the neglected inner human condition can manifest itself in the world in negative ways. Deep introspection and self-study led her to examine the patterns, limited beliefs and behaviors that prevent people from moving forward in their lives.

Today, Joanie focuses on skillfully guiding people to new insights and perspectives that empower them to live life to the fullest. Using a combination of gestalt and conventional methodologies, she and her horses intuitively help people understand the power and benefit of working on internal processes to affect visible, positive change in their lives.

“The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.” -Arabian Proverb