Cathrin Wilbanks, MS
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Equine Studies
Department: Psychology; Science & Health
Office: MO 308
Cathrin is an Asbury alumna who is delighted to have the opportunity to work at Asbury as an adjunct professor for the psychology department and the equine program, teaching courses related to Equine-Assisted Services. Cathrin is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia where she has been practicing over the last 7 years as a mental health counselor, specializing in Equine-Assisted Mental Health Services and assisting in program development for equine therapy programs. Cathrin is one of few practitioners in the country who holds a BA and MS degree in the field of Equine Therapy, in addition to a board certification as an Equine Interactions Professional by the CBEIP.
Cathrin grew up as a missionary kid in Germany where she was grateful for the rich life of faith and adventure in which her parents raised her and her 4 sisters. After completing her Master’s Degree at Prescott College (AZ), she married Michael, a Georgia native. Together, they have had the great pleasure of raising their three-year-old son, Micah, and living a life of adventure with their two dogs, Buddy and Layla, and with Cathrin’s trusted sidekick and equine co-worker, Eclipse, a 24-year-old Shagya Arabian.
BA Asbury University, Equine Facilitated Mental Health (2011)
MS Prescott College, Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Equine Assisted Mental Health (2014)