Dr. Tufia Steidle. is a licensed psychologist that has been in practice for almost 20 years. Dr. Steidle has loved horses since childhood and has personally seen the therapeutic power that horses have and how they facilitate growth and healing in people.
Dr. Steidle completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, two masters in Clinical Psychology and Alcohol and Drug Studies, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Individuals, Families, and Children. Dr. Steidle is Dually Certified through EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) as a Mental Health Professional and as an Equine Specialist. Dr. Steidle is also trained in several Evidence Based Practices, including; Seeking Safety, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy for Depression (IPT).
Dr. Steidle has worked in a variety of clinical settings during her career, including; working in a student counseling center at a college, providing mental health care in a prison, providing counseling services for people with AIDS/HIV, working in an inpatient substance abuse facility, and also providing psychotherapy in several community mental health clinics.
For almost 10 years, Dr. Steidle held a senior management position at a nonprofit community mental health agency in Los Angeles. As a Director, she was responsible for overseeing the mental health care of over 1,000 clients, supervising over 100 staff, and managing budgets and contracts across 8 clinics. This experience allows her to understand the organizational needs of companies and how to develop strong leadership teams.
Dr. Steidle owns an off the track Thoroughbred and regularly competes in dressage shows.