Animal-Assisted Therapy uses trained animals to enhance an individual’s physical, emotional and social well-being, thus improving self-esteem, reducing anxiety and facilitating healing. Animal-Assisted Play Therapy® is the integrated involvement of animals in the context of play therapy, in which appropriately trained therapists and animals engage with child, family, and adult clients primarily in play interventions aimed at improving the client’s psychosocial health, while simultaneously ensuring the animal’s well-being and voluntary engagement in the process. Play and playfulness are essential ingredients of the interactions and the relationship (VanFleet, 2013, 2015).
Guided support every step of the way. We implement various methods to help develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters.
Individual therapy is a therapeutic process that offers a safe space to explore & address emotional, psychological & behavioral challenges. Throughout therapy, clients have the opportunity to discuss their thoughts, feelings & experiences in a non-judgmental & supportive environment. Therapists employ various therapeutic approaches & techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR & mindfulness-based practices, to help clients gain insight & develop coping strategies. These sessions often encourage clients to explore their past experiences, relationships & thought patterns to better understand their current difficulties. Over time, clients can experience improved mental well-being, increased self-awareness, enhanced coping skills & a greater ability to manage their emotions & challenges effectively. The ultimate goal of individual mental health therapy is to help individuals lead more fulfilling and balanced lives by addressing & resolving their emotional & psychological issues.
Play is our natural language. Through play, we express ourselves and experiences in a non-threatening way. Play therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy provide a unique opportunity to integrate animals in the context of play therapy.
Equine-assisted psychotherapy incorporates horses into the therapeutic process. It is a mind-body-soul experience that can create phenomenal healing including building new neuro-connections. Clients can find healing, growth, and deep connection through the work with horses and guided therapy. Horses are very empathic and allow us to create openings to build relationships and hold and practice deep and meaningful connection.
Equine-assisted psychotherapy is mostly all done on the ground. Our horses serve as partners to the therapists and co-facilitate each session. Client involvement is based on needs and goals, and may include grooming, feeding, leading a horse, and contemplative and mindful silence, while being supervised by a mental health professional. This is done through guided activities and interactions with the horses and therapist and reflective processing.
Goals of this form of therapy include helping to develop skills such as emotional regulation, self-confidence, responsibility, connection, acceptance, and fostering meaningful relationships.
Mental Health Service Investments
You could pay as little as ZERO dollars per session based on your coverage
Always check with your individual insurer to verify your plan's benefits.
All ages welcome
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Children (6 to 10)
Toddlers / Preschoolers (3 to 6)
Trauma and PTSD
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Animal Assisted Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)