Woodward, Okla. —
A NEW LIFE
If you can manage to slow down White Horse graduate Kyla Dolph long enough, she will say much the same thing that Johnson does.
Like anyone, she still has a bad day now and again, but employs many of the coping skills she learned while at the ranch. Indeed, she not only benefits from those skills but she is helping other teens who have struggles, she said.
She celebrates a new and close knit relationship with her mother, who she says is her confidant and the person she tells everything to now.
Her hope is to pass on her hard won peace and success to others who might need some help.
"I got to speak at my old school recently and I plan to work in equine physical therapy or work n some way with horses and children," she said.
With the residential program up and running smoothly, Smith has spent the last year preparing licensing requirements to extend her counseling services to adults on an outpatient basis.
Opening soon will be outpatient services office where anyone, no matter they age, can go who is in a personal crisis, dealing with substance abuse issues or simply wants to work through old memories or complicated family issues, she said.