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Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT Psychotherapist, horse whisperer, advocate for the highly sensitive

Alane Freund has been a therapist for over two and a half decades, working with families and youth to find solutions to their relational, social, and behavioral challenges. For 14 years she has been studying equine-assisted growth and learning. Her California therapy and team-building practice, Heart and Mind Equine, combines her passion for horses with her love of psychotherapy. Located in a sunny clearing in the forests of bucolic Woodacre, California, Alane describes Heart and Mind Equine as a place "where all ideas are welcome and no answers are wrong."

Working closely with Dr. Elaine N. Aron, pioneer author and researcher in the study of highly sensitive people, Alane has developed and implemented programs for highly sensitive people, children, families, and the clinicians who serve them. A skilled facilitator and therapist and the parent of a highly sensitive teenage son, she teaches workshops, leads groups, and does ongoing work with her herd of equine colleagues: the highly sensitive horses she has rescued, rehabilitated, and, in many instances, gentled from the wild. With a focus on inclusion, Alane welcomes all types of family makeups, sizes, and structures into her practice including the full LGBTQ+ community.

Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT, holds License Number LMFT36077.

Current Program


Upcoming Program

Personal Growth
HSP Self-Care Immersion
November 3 - 8, 2019
Ask yourself: Is sensitivity your superpower? Highly sensitive people (HSPs) are the 20 percent of the population with a finely tuned nervous system. We are profoundly impacted by environment, and immersive retreat and self-care are not optional—they are critical to our health. Decompress, reflect, and rejuvenate with renowned psychologist and author Elaine N. Aron and master therapist Alane Freund. Be guided to optimal stimulation—an ideal state of engagement and calm unique to everyone. Transform your life and flourish in a way that recognizes, nurtures, and manifests your full power.

Past Program