Karen has a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and is the owner of Silver Lining Therapy, LLC in Texas. She is an AHA Faculty member, Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS), PATH-Intl Master Instructor and Driving Instructor. She is an adjunct professor for the OTA Program at Lone Star College. Karen is certified in Natural Lifemanship Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP) Therapy specialties include sensory integration, aquatics, DIR Floortime and NDT. She presents at local, state and national conferences on a variety of topics within OT, hippotherapy, adaptive riding and horse training. She utilizes a variety of natural horsemanship techniques in her horse training and therapy sessions. Karen is a past President and former Board Member of the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc.
Financial: Karen Gardner is an independent contractor for the AHA, Inc. and receives a fee from AHA, Inc. for instructional services.
Non-Financial: Karen Garnderis a member of the AHA, Inc.