EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY
There's a Horse for That
What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
does it work?
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
(EAP) and personal development is a modality of treatment which
place at a
ranch setting, and
Licensed therapists work in tandem with horse experts to provide clients
with a unique and very powerful
In EAP sessions, participants learn about themselves and others by
taking part in activities with the horses,
discussing how the
activities parallel life's challenges. Participants are provided with
individually designed activities in
the arena to help them find solutions to
well as to work
through unresolved emotional issues.
addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs
including relationship problems,
grief and loss, Post Traumatic
anxiety, depression, parenting challenges etc.
Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is
considered a short-
Research from around the globe provides concrete evidence that
powerfully positive impact on
groups, businesses, and military
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why use horses?
Like humans, horses have distinct personalities, attitudes and
moods. Parallel to human experience, an approach that works
with a specific horse might not prove to be effective with
a different horse or under different circumstances. Because of
this, horses provide vast opportunities for participants to find
solutions to life's challenges. Because horses are large and
powerful, interacting alongside them creates confidence
and provides wonderful insight when dealing with other
intimidating life situations.
Horses are prey animals, which means they are highly attuned to
their environment. They are able to pick up on non verbal cues
and respond to them in the moment. This provides participants
with immediate feedback about what they are presenting to
others via body language, eye contact, and even heart rate.
Do clients ride the horses?
No. All sessions take place on the ground.
Do I need to have experience around horses?
No, in fact most of our clients have never been around horses
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment with a
therapist in Santa
Clarita, Castaic, or Antelope Valley, please click on our "contact"
tab and send us an e mail. You will receive a response within 24
What do sessions cost and will this be
covered under my health
session fees are similar to the fees
charged by therapists in private practice.
Although we do not bill insurance directly, we
are happy to provide you with a claim form to
submit to your insurance company for
Because we are licensed psychotherapists,
equestrian sessions are generally covered
under the mental health portion of your
insurance, and in most cases are reimbursable
under Health Spending Accounts.
Services are free of cost to Military
Families residing in the Santa Clarita
Valley Habitat for Humanity homes
for more information, please click on this link:
SYNERGY Military Equestrian Program
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