Out Side In Therapists

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Jennifer McVoy, LMSW

Executive Director

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional


Ms. McVoy brings years of education and experience to Out Side In. She is a Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with troubled youth and their families. Ms. McVoy has expertise in the areas of Trauma, Attachment Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Mood Disorders, as well as  proven success working with  treatment resistant clients.  
 
In addition to her clinical expertise, Ms. McVoy is a nationally recognized horse-woman who has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of the horse industry. She has many regional and national champion titles.    
 
Finally, Ms. McVoy possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and many years of success in the business world, giving her the knowledge and skill to assure that the organization operates in the most effective manner possible to provide the best interventions for those who are most in need.   

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Lexie Carr, LMSW

Program Director

Lexie has been around horses since before she can remember. Her love for horses started with Arabians when she started showing at the age of three. Lexie established herself in the horse world after winning multiple National Championships and earning a nomination for Western Junior Exhibitor of the Year. Since then, she has ventured into the Hunter/Jumper world with the help of the off-the-track Thoroughbreds at Out Side In.

Lexie has a Bachelor's degree in Women studies and a Master's degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. With experience in a variety of areas and populations, Lexie treats individuals of all ages, families, and groups. ​

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Lizzie Sperry, LMSW

Therapist

Ms. Sperry began her love affair with horses at age 6 and started showing Hunter/Jumpers by 8 years old. By age 13, Ms. Sperry had established herself as an accomplished rider as she qualified for and competed at the American Horse Show Association National and International Hunter/Jumper finals at Harrisburg, PA and Washington, D.C. Her equine focus since that time has been riding for pleasure and working with troubled horses in need of rehabilitation. As an Equine Specialist, Ms. Sperry assists in the rehabilitation, restoration, re-training, and re-homing of Thoroughbred race horses off-the-track.

​After completing her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, Ms. Sperry went on to finish her Master's in Social Work at Grand Valley State University. With experience in substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and treatment-resistant clients, Ms. Sperry enjoys working with a diverse client population. She treats individuals, families, and groups; including the members of the Heroes for Horses program which focuses on Veterans struggling with PTSD. Ms. Sperry has always had a childhood dream of using rescued horses to help people. She is honored to have the opportunity to do just that here at Out Side In. 

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Susan Boeve, LMSW

Therapist

Camelia Lonsway, LLMSW

Therapist

Camelia was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. She moved to Michigan to attend Hope College where she received her Bachelors in social work. After completing her BSW, Camelia started working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She then graduated from Western Michigan University with her masters in social work specializing in trauma and TF-CBT. Camelia is passionate about supporting people as they navigate various paths of life, especially those who are healing from trauma.

While Camelia had no formal training with horses as a child. She grew up with them, learning as she went. She has always enjoyed riding and spending time with them. In college, she developed a friendship with a woman and her Friesian horses where it was further confirmed that she wanted horses in her life. Camelia is very excited to combine her love for horses and passion for helping people into a job as one of the therapists at Outside In, Inc.

Kelly Jewell, LLMSW

Therapist

Ms Jewell began riding at the age of 7 after falling in love with horses in old westerns. She has wanted to combine horses in a therapeutic setting since volunteering with a riding program at the age of 10 that focused on children with physical and mental health challenges. She competed over fences and has worked with horses to rehabilitate them so they could return to work or be placed in a new home. Thoroughbreds and warmbloods have always been her focus, her first horse was a retired racehorse and polo pony, but a horse is a wonderful animal in any shape or size.

 

Ms Jewell previously attended Ferris State to study Commercial Art and continues to use that creativity to help people express themselves. She returned to school to obtain her Bachelors in Human Services, and then obtain her Masters in Social Work from Western Michigan University. Her background in case management, working with various ages experiencing a large array of mental health issues, assists her in viewing problems from many angles.