Corey DeMala, pictured here with Rock, was recently named president of The Amity Foundation Healing With Horses.
AMITY — Corey DeMala has been elected president of The Amity Foundation For Healing With Horses’ Board of Directors at its annual meeting in December.
The Amity Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the healing power of horses to those who experience the psychological, emotional and relational effects of trauma in their lives.
DeMala, formerly director of the foundation, is a licensed mental health counselor, a certified EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist, and has trained extensively in IFS (Internal Family Systems) therapy, as well as several equine-assisted modalities. She has worked with survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, veterans, first responders, at-risk children and adolescents in conjunction with the Foundation and privately as well.
DeMala also operates Amity Counseling Center, which is her private psychotherapy practice, located at the barn where The Amity Foundation has its headquarters.
DeMala is a life-long horsewoman who has been riding for 30 years, and has been training and teaching for 20 years. She and The Amity Foundation offer workshops, retreats, and individual and group counseling. She also provides coaching and equine-assisted psychotherapy and works with equestrians who are dealing with fear, anxiety and past traumas.