Faith Deeter, MFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist, author, speaker, and transformational trainer who specializes in inspiring and teaching in the areas of personal development and relationships. She emphasizes that behavior and motivation can be best understood through principles found in nature. “Our natures come from nature.”
Educated along traditional lines, Faith received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara yet she credits her most powerful training from the school of life. At the age of twenty, Faith had a life changing event when she was diagnosed with Hodkin’s Lymphoma cancer. That’s when she discovered the purpose of her life was to make a difference.
Fully recovered, Faith's work took an unusual turn when she was introduced to natural horsemanship. Through learning instinctive behavioral patterns and applying this same understanding to people, relationship issues that once seemed complicated suddenly became crystal clear. So did solutions.
For many years, Deeter offered Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in which horses are used as a tool for emotional growth and learning. A powerful and effective therapeutic approach, it had incredible impact on individuals, youth, families, and groups. This specialized knowledge resulted in Faith’s being a guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and a presenter at The World Horse Expo through the University of Maryland.
Today, Faith combines traditional psychology, natural principles, and the insights she gained from overcoming her own adversity to assist people in leading happier lives. Her unique talent is in refining seemingly complex concepts into simple steps that anyone can follow to achieve greater self-confidence, more harmonious relationships, and a happier life overall.
Faith is a life coach for Peak Potentials Training. She is the founder of Galloping Through Life therapeutic horseback riding program. She offers leadership trainings for at-risk teens; and she teaches relationship building and personal development courses.
Faith Deeter is the author of, The Conflict Pattern Revealed, Live Aligned With The Real You, and Dragons of the Mind. She is a contributing author of Thank God I Am An Empowered Woman. Deeter is a contributing expert on YourTango.com, her work has been published at Psychology Today.com and PBS.com as well as featured on numerous radio shows and print publications.
Deeter's message is that it is possible for every person to have fulfilling relationships.