HHH Staff


Maureen Rogers, LCSW

Equine Therapist



Maureen Rogers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked extensively in the field of mental health and addiction.  She is well versed in all facets of treatment with an emphasis on trauma informed care and person centered recovery.

She began her career in 1987 at Connecticut Valley State Psychiatric Hospital at the tail end of deinstitutionalization. She transferred to Whiting Forensic Institute in 1988 to the State of Connecticut’s only maximum security psychiatric facility for the criminally insane.  She worked there until she began her federal career with the Department of Veteran Affairs at VA Connecticut in 1993.  She subsequently worked for the VA for 27 years.  Her areas of passion include trauma and chemical dependence.

Maureen is trained in many treatment modalities including numerous evidence based therapies including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is a trained in the Boston University model of person centered recovery and trauma informed care. She is also trained as a Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor.

Maureen obtained her MSW at the University of Connecticut in 1991. She also holds a  Masters Degree in Healthcare Management from Hartford Graduate Center- Rensellaer that she procured in 1993. She received her BA in Sociology from Central Connecticut University. She is also an alumni of Highwatch Recovery Center in Kent, Connecticut where she had the lived experience of completing  a series of sessions of equine therapy focused on trauma.

Maureen is originally from Connecticut. She raised her three sons in Westbrook, Connecticut prior to moving to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She moved to Delray Beach, Florida in 2020. She currently works full time as the Overnight Therapist/Shift Administrator at Retreat Behavioral Health in Palm Springs, Florida. She  volunteers at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and is very involved in sea turtle education and rehabilitation.  She also volunteers with the Coastal Stewards and with the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County.

Why I Work at HHH

“I have always loved horses beginning with riding on weekends when I slept over friend’s houses growing up. When my sons were young, I bought them a miniature horse named Cocoa who resided on our property as they grew up. I was introduced to equine therapy and found it to be a therapy like no other—for me, it was a connection of the purest form with these beautiful creatures who are highly intuitive and authentic but never cast judgement. The opportunity to work at HHH is a gift. I am a firm believer in paying it forward and what better way than to help those who are struggling with addiction, those negatively affected by addiction, and those whose life experiences included traumatic events that served as a precipitant to the addictive process? The healing power of horses is almost indescribable and I am grateful to be part of this process in helping others on their recovery journeys. “


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