We offer equine-assisted psychotherapy to youth and families with mental health issues, which can include struggles such as Mood Disorders like Bipolor or Depression; Neurodevelopmental Disorders like ADHD and Autism; behavioral issues like Conduct Disorder or Oppositional Defiant Disorder; or issues related to life situations like divorced parents or trauma. Sessions focus on emotional awareness and behavioral management which helps clients deal with mental health issues or environmental stressors. Clients learn how their behaviors impact their feelings and the feelings of others, while learning skills they need to cope with their situation.
An initial intake will determine if the client is best suited for individual, family or group therapy.
Individual and Family sessions are scheduled directly with out therapist based on the schedule needs of the individual participants. Individual and family sessions can run from a single session to ongoing sessions, depending on the need of the child. It is common for some sessions to be only with the youth and some with the family.
Groups are limited to no more than ten participants and follow an 8 or 10 week session format. Groups will be divided by therapeutic need and age. Check our event calendar for dates of upcoming groups.
We offer EAP services at the following locations:
PBJ Dressage in Pataskala
Taco Bella Farm in Johnstown
Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science at Otterbein University in Westerville
The Ohio State Equine Center in Dublin