About Us

Vance Creek Therapy currently offers experiential therapy services, including therapeutic horsemanship, nature and horticulture therapy by appointment at our Vance Creek location. With our flexible scheduling and idyllic location, we are popular with nearby county residents, as well as residents of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. 



Our Team

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Christine Mattila

Equine Therapist

Christine Mattila is a graduate from Adler Graduate School, an LPC-IT in Wisconsin and EAGALA certified with years of equine experience. Her experiential, solution-focused approach works primarily with horses in nature. During the growing season, horticulture therapy is also an option. Her passions include horseback riding, hiking, canoeing and gardening. She enjoys time with family, friends and her four-leggers. She is a mother of five, a grandmother of ten.