Log in

Ayden Chamber of CommerceMNI ASSOCIATION

  • Home
  • Mane Source Counseling and Coaching: More Ways to Grow

Mane Source Counseling and Coaching: More Ways to Grow

Wed, January 17, 2024 9:06 AM | Anonymous

Dr. Cheryl Meola's Journey in Equine-Assisted Therapy

In the heart of Ayden, a town that seamlessly blends charm with the graciousness of Southern hospitality, Dr. Cheryl Meola, the visionary behind Mane Source Counseling and Coaching, welcomes us into her world. A journey of passion, dedication, and unexpected turns unfolds.

Dr. Cheryl Meola's story commences in East Freetown, Massachusetts, a place that laid the foundation for her venture into the realm of equine-assisted therapy. With almost a decade of calling Ayden home, she shares her life with her two boys, Chris and Austin, alongside a lively menagerie comprising two dogs, two cats, two rabbits, two horses, two chameleons, and one leopard gecko.

Beyond her role in equine therapy, Dr. Meola's life is a tapestry of diverse interests. Finding solace in walks through the woods, nurturing her creative spirit as a writer, and embracing the empowering journey of self-defense, her multifaceted approach is a testament to her dynamic personality.

A Serendipitous Start: From Riding Lessons to Equine-Assisted Therapy

Dr. Meola's journey into the field of equine-assisted therapy is nothing short of serendipitous. Formerly immersed in teaching riding lessons and training horses, a chance encounter at a university's open house introduced her to the world of counseling. The realization that equines could be incorporated ignited a spark, giving birth to Mane Source Counseling and Coaching.

Blossoming Growth: From Solo Venture to a Team of 15

The growth of Mane Source Counseling and Coaching is truly remarkable. Starting as Dr. Cheryl Meola's solo venture in 2018, it has blossomed into a team of 15 clinicians and 2 interns in 2024. Notably, Mane Source stands as the exclusive provider of equine-assisted therapy in the Ayden/Greenville area, offering a unique blend of counseling and the therapeutic power of horses.

Guiding Growth: Mission and Values

The mission of Mane Source is clear: to guide those seeking growth to find their unique path. Dr. Meola emphasizes that growth takes various forms, and her team is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for learning, change, and transformation.

Diverse Offerings: Beyond Therapy

Mane Source is far from a one-dimensional venture. Specializing in equine-assisted therapy covered by major insurance companies, the business extends its reach into wellness coaching, group immersions, board retreats, and various other wellness services. The picturesque farm location adds an extra layer to the therapeutic experience.

Keys to Success: Transparency, Expertise, and Compassion

Dr. Meola attributes the success of Mane Source to open and transparent 

leadership, expertise in their field, and unwavering compassion and love for what they do. This trifecta forms the cornerstone of a business that values both professional excellence and heartfelt connection.

Motivation in Care: Fostering Community and Belonging

What motivates Dr. Meola most is caring for others, the horses, clients, and staff, and fostering a sense of community and belonging. This deep sense of responsibility toward the well-being of both humans and animals drives the heart of Mane Source.

An Invitation to Explore: More Than Just Therapy

Dr. Cheryl Meola extends a warm invitation for everyone to check out Mane Source Counseling and Coaching. It's not just about therapy; it's about a community that thrives on holistic well-being, growth, and the connection between humans and horses. With a team of 15 clinicians, Mane Source operates as a collaborative force. The diverse skills and talents brought by each team member contribute to the holistic approach the business embraces.

In Ayden, Dr. Cheryl Meola's Mane Source Counseling and Coaching stands as a beacon of innovation, compassion, and a commitment to creating a space where people can find their unique growth path. Whether you seek therapy, wellness coaching, or a transformative retreat, Mane Source is more than willing to welcome you into its vibrant community.


Ayden Chamber of CommerceALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Address: 528 E. Third Street, Ayden NC 28513

252-746-2266 ,

Ayden Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software