Our Team

Our Team

Kari Whatley, LPC     Owner / Equine Therapist

Kari Whatley, LPC

My name is Kari Whatley, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama. I applaud your desire for things to be better in your life, whether you are being proactive about achieving a goal, or things are so bad where you are that you “have” to do something. Regardless of the reason, you’re courageous for simply getting started.

You can count on me to have an encouraging and positive counseling style supported by proven remedies for life’s toughest problems. I chose to be a counselor because I’m fascinated with the process of human transformation and inspired by the idea that tomorrow does not have to be an extension of today’s problems. There is nothing more rewarding to me than helping someone find their way to a happier and more fulfilling life.

As a lifelong horse person, I have seen the impact horses can make and it seemed only natural to make their best qualities available to those who need them most. Just as for thousands of years horses carried people to their destination of choice, I’ve found that horses may still be the thing that helps get us from where we are to where we want to be.


Licensed Professional Counselor – State of Alabama
EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist


M.S., Professional Counseling – Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
B.S., Theology – Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)

Jason Whatley     Business Director / Marketing

Jason Whatley
With a background in finance and marketing, Jason coordinates the business operations, financial management, and facilities of Equine Therapy Group. Jason was previously the owner of Whatley Productions, an advertising agency that assists small to mid-sized businesses in developing successful marketing and sales strategies.  He is currently the Director of Marketing for a connected home device manufacturer.


B.S., Finance – University of South Alabama