"A horse will reflect exactly what you need to see about yourself."- unknown
What occurs doing equine-assisted therapy?
Equine-assisted therapy occurs in a dynamic environment in which the therapist and client can identify and address a range of emotional and behavioral challenges. During equine activities (feeding, grooming, leading) issues such as responsibility, self-awareness, critical thinking can be addressed. Equine-Assisted Therapy activities are conducted by a licensed mental health clinician. Both during the activity and after the client has completed working with the horse, the therapist can observe and interact with the client in order to identify behavior patterns and process thoughts and emotions.
What diagnoses/conditions does equine-assisted therapy treat?
Equine-assisted therapy can treat a multitude of diagnoses such as ADHD, Autism, PTSD, and conduct disorder. Equine-assisted therapy can also be helpful for those without formal diagnoses and persons who may need activities to help with self-confidence or depressed mood.
What ages are appropriate for equine-assisted therapy?
Currently, equine-assisted therapy is offered for clients twelve and older. Adults of any age are welcomed to enroll in the equine-assisted therapy program.
How do I enroll in equine-assisted therapy?
Good question. We are happy to have you interested in a holistic approach to therapy. Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the enrollment process.