Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Equine therapy is an experiential treatment method that uses the connection between people and horses to enhance physical or emotional healing. Different forms of equine therapy may be used depending on client needs. Equine assisted psychotherapy is based on relational connection and focuses on being present and attuned with the horse and environment. It is an effective form of treatment for trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, ADHD and relational issues. EAP often yields faster results than talk therapy alone.
I am trained in and practice Embodied Equine Psychotherapy™, which is an experiential, somatic and relational approach to working with clients and horses. I combine this approach with my knowledge of relationships, connection and trauma to create a unique and healing experience for my clients.
Meeko, my equine co therapist is an off the track Thoroughbred who spent the first part of his life as racehorse and then a hunter/jumper. He is a gentle, tolerant and curious horse who enjoys treats, naps in the sunshine and eating anything green. He also still loves to go fast. He is a wonderful companion to any healing journey.