Whispering FirefliesCounseling Services


Hello, and welcome to Whispering Fireflies Counseling Services.

My name is Annette Pelletier. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Southern Utah and have several years' experience working with individuals, families, and groups. I consider myself to be an eclectic and versatile practitioner who is willing to bring my client's personal interests into therapy.

With the assistance and hard work of my clients, I am able to walk individuals through the healing process of depression, anxiety, family relational issues, attachment disorders, substance use disorders, emerging personality disorders and other challenges individuals are often faced with. My passion and specialization is helping those who have experienced complex trauma.

I recognize everyone has strengths to build upon in order to work toward growth and healing. I enjoy helping individuals to see those strengths and build on those strengths to then help them see their personal worth; helping them to recognize they are enough, always have been enough, and always will be enough. It is important to me to help others learn how to navigate expressing their thoughts and feelings more openly so they are able to use their voices and show up in their lives more authentically.

Annette L. Pelletier, LCSW, CTRTC, CCAT

Clinical Therapist

I approach my work through a combination of trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), reality therapy, motivational interviewing, equine-assisted psychotherapy, and experiential/adventure-based interventions. I am certified in choice theory and reality therapy through the William Glasser Institute. I also received EMDR training through the EMDR Institute, where I received my certification of completion for EMDR part 1 and part 2. Additionally, I am trained and certified in trauma-focused equine assisted psychotherapy and have specialized training in the use of equine-connected EMDR through The Natural Lifemanship Institute. I am also a certified adventure therapist through the Association for Experiential Education.

Sami Melling Hunt

Equine Professional

Lee Bingham

Equine Professional

Lee has never known a life without horses or cattle. She was raised on a local ranch here in Cedar City, Utah. Taking the reins of her own horse, at three years old, sparked her love for these noble and trustworthy animals. Her rodeo career began at the age of eight, competing in junior rodeos, then on to high school and college. She earned two National High School Goat Tying Titles, a Utah Team National Title, and one National College Goat Tying Title along the way. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Southern Utah University in 2002. Lee has a decade of equine therapy under her belt. Working with teens and adults through individual, group and family therapy. Following the Natural Lifemanship model, she has attended their fundamentals course as well as having her EAGALA certification. Lee is humbled by the incredible and meaningful work equine therapy provides through the relationship developed in the journey. Lee loves spending time with her husband and their three boys. They enjoy working and riding on their ranch, team roping, golfing, baseball, and fishing.


Mustang @ Mustang Magic

We adopted Kiva from a wild horse sanctuary in California where she was born and orphaned. She is a strong leader and has the most gentle soul.


Mustang @ Mustang Magic

We adopted Apache from a wild horse sanctuary in California, where he was born and latergentled in preparation for adoption. He is very friendly, sweet, and curious!


Arabian/Paint Cross @ Mustang Magic

Neptune was rescued from a kill pen and recently joined the family at Mustang Magic. He is adjusting to his new home and roommates. He is slow to trust but is sweet once you start to gain that trust.


Quarter Horse/Thorough Bred Cross @ 5H Ranch


Quarter Horse @ 5H Ranch


Quarter Horse @ 5H Ranch


Quarter Horse @ 5H Ranch


Quarter Horse @ 5H Ranch


Pony @ 5H Ranch







Mini Pony