Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning

Equine Assisted Therapy has been gaining popularity within the United States and abroad. Horses have demonstrated to create powerful metaphoric experiences that promote personal insight and growth. Our Equine Assisted Therapy program offers clients a new way to connect with themselves, process their emotions and explore behaviors and relationship patterns that have become problematic in their day-to-day lives.

Equine Assisted Therapy has recently been gaining attention among combat veterans who struggle with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It’s also shown to be beneficial for those suffering with anxiety and depression, relationship problems, work-related challenges, and more. Equine Assisted Therapy can be done as your primary treatment, or it can be done to supplement the work you’re already doing in your traditional sessions with your therapist. The choice is yours!

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is another service that can also lead to substantial improvement. Similar to executive coaching, EAL provides opportunities for individuals to improve their leadership skills, become more effective communicators, amplify creativity and problem-solving, improve productivity, or foster greater teamwork.

EAL also provides an exciting and unique forum for corporate and small group events focused on boosting cohesion and morale, developing teams, improving leadership and teamwork, and improving communication. Information on EAL sessions and how to book your team event can be found here.

Whether you’re interested in Equine Assisted Therapy or Learning, there is no horseback riding, so no experience with horses is required! Participants interact with horses on the ground, through structured activities. Even those with previous horse experience are challenged as these activities are “not about the horse.”

Feel free to contact Dr. Michelle Perry for a free consultation, or talk to your CTSA therapist for more information.