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The Team

Our team consists of Mental Health Providers, Equine Specialists, and Administration Specialists. 

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Jamie Bankers

MA, LADC, LPCC

Clinical Therapist & Equine Specialist

Founder

Jamie is a licensed psychotherapist committed to helping individuals with their mental health and chemical dependency needs.  Her work focuses on meeting the individual needs of her clients through different types of treatment modalities including Equine-assisted Psychotherapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and skill building.  Jamie received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Capella University and her Masters of Arts degree from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. 

Jamie had a vision to create a therapeutic healing foundation for people within the community, incorporating the power of horses.  Jamie established Manes For Change LLC, with the help of her family, in May 2020.  Her vision is centered in creating a safe and non-judgmental approach to therapy for anyone wanting to make a change in their life. 

Jamie is available for appointments Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Jamie@manesforchange.com

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Katie Friedrichs (Voss)

MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Katie is a clinical trainee working towards her license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).  She has her master’s degree from Bethel University in Community Counseling and her bachelor’s degree from St Cloud State University in Psychology. Katie has a passion for working with people. She has worked in the mental health field since 2012, and has experience working with many populations including children, adults, and chemical dependency.

Her specialties include clients 10 years and up and individual therapy.

Katie likes to meet clients where they are and utilizes a client centered approach. She also has experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-DBT, attachment work, trauma, skills training, play therapy techniques, and emotion education through various techniques. Over the past year, Katie worked towards a certificate in Addiction Studies through St Cloud State University.

 

When she is not helping others, Katie spends her time with her son and husband doing various activities together.

Katie is available for appointments Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm

Katie@manesforchange.com

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Autumn Wilson

MA, Clinical Trainee

Autumn is currently a clinical trainee intern who is working towards earning her master’s degree in clinical counseling. She attended school at Saint Mary’s University and graduated in January 2023. Autumn earned her bachelor's degree from Concordia University in 2018, and has several years of experience working with children and their families in a skill based setting using a person-centered approach. Autumn is eager to continue her education and expand her knowledge working with various populations. 

 

Outside of work and school Autumn invests her free time with friends, family, and pets. She also enjoys spending time in mother nature or relaxing with a good book. Autumn lives on a hobby farm with four horses of her own, and is excited to finally share her passion for horses with others. 

Autumn’s schedule can vary due to her schooling. Please call the office for more information on scheduling with her. 

Autumn@manesforchange.com

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Rachel Stamper

Lead Admissions and Equine Specialist

Rachel Stamper is an Equine Specialist at Manes For Change. Rachel previously worked at Recovering Hope Treatment Center in Mora, MN. Rachel has a passion for learning, helping others in different ways and horses. Rachel says that Manes for Change gave her the opportunity to achieve her goal and career path. Rachel wants to help people and make a change in their lives. Rachel enjoys being around family and friends on the weekend and spending time outside.

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