Meet Your Therapist

Caitlin Lowry, MS, LMFT, PPS ( License #103657 )

We all have our own baggage that we carry through this life. For some, it is a neat little carry on that they effortlessly tote around. For others, it’s a heavy duffel bag that sometimes weighs them down and can even trip them up from time to time. And for some, it’s an overflowing bag that seems to have busted at the seams, losing important pieces along the way.

When life starts to feel messy, sometimes we need help sorting things out.

Therapy offers an unbiased and professional view that can help you sort through your issues and decide what the next step is in your journey. If you have taken the time to read this far, I’m guessing you might be feeling stuck too. But rest assured, this is where your life starts moving forward.

I am Caitlin Lowry and I am the owner and founder of Tailwinds Therapy.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Clovis, California specializing in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning Activities (EAL). I am certified through the Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association (EAGALA) as both the mental health professional and equine specialist.

My history with horses started way back in Kindergarten when one of my friends started taking riding lessons. I was intrigued, and a little jealous, so I wanted to ride too. At the time, I was in ballet and my mom had her heart set on me becoming a prima ballerina. I had other ideas.

Long story short, I traded ballet slippers for boots and bows for buckles and ended up becoming a passionate horsewoman. I trained competitively and found a love for English riding, jumping, and the Appaloosa breed.

Over the years, my focus shifted to school and I began riding just for pleasure. I was pursuing a degree in Psychology at Fresno State when I learned that people were using horses in therapy. Once I realized I could combine my love of helping people with my passion for horses there was no turning back.

I graduated with my Masters in Counseling in 2012 and added my Pupil Personnel Services credential in 2013. While in graduate school, I gained opportunities to work and volunteer in providing EAP with school aged youth in several at-risk populations. I found a passion in working with adolescents and young adults. I can remember what it was like at that age and how difficult that time of life can be to navigate.

Over the last six years, I have continued my education and training to become a trauma-informed therapist who specializes in treating individuals experiencing trauma-related mental health concerns, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and helping clients navigate difficult life transitions.

I love connecting with my clients and helping them discover individualized solutions to their problems. And while I do offer traditional office-based sessions, I wanted to offer my clients an alternative for when the feelings seem to difficult to just talk through.

EAP offers a unique opportunity for self-discovery and growth through interactions with horses. As prey animals, horses live fully in the present and are keenly aware of their surroundings. Additionally, as herd animals, they have complex understandings of relationships and quickly and easily read the emotions of others, including humans. The second you interact with a horse they know what you are feeling and will reflect it right back to you in the most honest of ways.

This allows us to get a clear picture of our internal state while working with the horses and lends a chance to make adjustments to move through that feeling into a more positive mental state.

I truly feel honored to have the opportunity to offer this service in our community and I look forward to meeting you. Please contact me directly at 559-387-4367 for more information. 

At Tailwinds Therapy our motto is “Helping you move forward.” We want to help you work through the difficult times in your life and to move forward through the discomfort into a place where you are feeling your best.

Degrees and Licenses:

California State University of Fresno (August 2008-May 2013)

Pupil Personnel Services Credential May 2013, With Distinction

M.S. Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, December 2012, With Distinction

B.A. Psychology, December 2010 , Summa Cum Laude

Board of Behavioral Sciences:

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #103657) Exp: 11/30/2021

Additional Trainings and Certifications:

  • Hmong Culture 101 Holistic Cultural and Education Wellness Center, December 2012 Fresno, Ca
  • Multicultural Training Fresno Family Counseling Center, December 2012, Fresno, Ca
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Assessment Training), December 2012 CSU Fresno, Fresno, Ca
  • Anxiety Disorders: Effective Strategies That Work, Fresno, Ca June 2014
  • Understanding and Treating Survivors of Female Perpetrated Sex Abuse, Fresno, Ca June 2015
  • Adoption 101, Infant of Prague, Fresno, Ca May 2015
  • Child Centered Play Therapy, DVD workshop, Fresno, Ca
  • Filial Therapy, DVD workshop, Fresno, Ca
  • Overcoming Resistance: Engaging Parents in Play Therapy, DVD workshop, Fresno, Ca
  • Preparing the Brain for Play Therapy, California Association for Play Therapy, September 2014, Fresno, Ca
  • Trauma-Focused CBT, Online training, October 2014
  • Theraplay Level 1, March 2015, Fresno, Ca
  • DSM 5 Training, CIBHS,July 2015, Fresno, Ca
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy for The Real World, August 2015, Fresno, Ca
  • Motivational Interviewing, September 2015, Fresno, Ca
  • Nurturing Attachments August 2015, Fresno, Ca
  • SOGIE Education (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Expression), California Youth Connection, January 2015, Fresno, Ca
  • Play Therapy: Supporting Emotional Development and Self-Regulation, Fresno, Ca February 2018
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Our Most Challenging Clients in Child Welfare), Webinar, August 2018
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) certified professional in equine assisted psychotherapy (ES and MH), December 2018, Norco, Ca
  • Dr. Bruce Perry Training: Trauma & Adversity in Early Childhood and How We Can Help, Napa, CA, May 2019
  • Maternal Mental Health, Central Valley Family Therapy, August 2019
  • Motivational Interviewing, September 2019, Fresno, Ca
  • Ethics: Reconsidering Dual Relationships (Simple Practice online Webinar) November 2019
  • Secrets and Lies: The Ethics of Truth in Therapy (Simple Practice online Webinar) November 2019
  • Professional Wills (Simple Practice online Webinar) November 2019
  • Social Media Ethics for Mental Health Professionals (Simple Practice online Webinar) November 2019
  • Ethical Issues in Couple and Family Therapy (Simple Practice online Webinar) November 2019
  • Emotional Support Animal Letter Writing (Simple Practice online Webinar) November 2019
  • HIV and Aids (CE4Less online) November 2019

    Professional Affiliations

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT): Lifetime member

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA): Active and certified member since 2018