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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 25 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 4 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, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

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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Alexa Mcvoy, LLMSW

Therapist

Alexa has been with Out Side In since it's formation in 2011.  Whether it was as a volunteer, retraining the off the track thoroughbreds, running summer youth camps for at risk children, or now as a therapist,  she has been an integral part of the success of the organization.  Alexa received her Masters degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University with a School Social Work Certification.  She spent time at Bethany Christian Services transitional foster care program as well as in the school system, which gives her a broad knowledge base to help families navigate challenges in the school and community.  

Alexa is also a life-long accolmplished equestrian with several National Championships titles.  She rides both Arabian western pleasure horses and Hunter/Jumpers.  Alexa loves to travel and has visited many different countries.  She also speaks Spanish and has spent time in Guatemala teaching english. 

Alexa is passionate about working with children and teens and they love her as much as she loves them! 

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Carly Farmer, LLMSW

Therapist

Carly entered the horse world as a child and started competing in Hunter/Jumper horse shows across West Michigan. She quickly developed a passion for building relationships with “difficult” horses commonly left to the wayside, even if it meant falling off more times than she can count. This notion carries over into her clinical practice, where she supports her clients as they “get back in the saddle” and navigate life’s many challenges with confidence.

 

Carly holds a Bachelor’s in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master’s in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. Carly’s background in Applied Behavioral Analysis and Residential Crisis Case Management guides her practice with an array of unique and diverse individuals seeking support. The opportunity to merge her passions for horses and mental health is a dream come true for Carly.

Camelia Lonsway, LMSW

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.

Camille Ford, LLMSW

Therapist

Camille recently moved to Michigan from Ohio and is excited to explore everything West Michigan has to offer.  Camille received her Master of Social Work from Ohio University.

Before joining Out Side In Camille worked as Mental Health Specialist at Buckeye Ranch, a residential treatment program in Ohio providing trauma informed care for residents.  Buckeye Ranch also uses Equine Assisted Therapy as part of thier treatment program and when making the move to Michigan  Camille knew it was most important to her to be able to continue to use horses in her work to help people. 

Camille also has an undergraduate degree in health and excersize science which helps her understand the important connections between our physical and mental health.  

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Alena Kenyon, LMSW

Therapist

Alena is a  Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker.  She joined Out Side Therapy in May 2020, after graduating from Grand Valley State University in April of 2020.

Alena has worked with children and adults in individual and group settings, including veteran groups, trauma specific individual counseling, and telehealth sessions.

While still learning, Alena has pushed herself to find ways to provide the best care for her clients. She has done extensive research in trauma therapy, practices both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is growing her own methods of treating clients from the theories she learned in school.

Other areas of counseling that Alena provides to clients at Out Side In Therapy include:

  • Trauma (including processing opportunities)

  • Depression and anxiety for adolescents and adults

  • Suicidal ideation and self-harm

  • LGBTQ+ individuals

  • Veterans

  • Children with behavioral issues

  • Children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, who are experiencing difficulties with mental and emotional health

In her free time, Alena enjoys spending time with her many animals, including her horse, Roy who is an off-the-track-thoroughbred rehabilitated by Out Side In’s Thoroughbred Program. She also is an avid writer and plans to one day publish a fantasy novel. 

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