Professional Disclosure

Model –


Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association: A non-riding, horse assisted mental health model which requires a team approach consisting of a mental health professional and an equine specialist. An additional “other” professional may be present. All staff members are certified through the EAGALA organization.


Theories –


Solution Focused Brief Therapy: A goal-oriented theory which requires counselor and client to collaborate on solutions to current issues.


Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy: A theory which incorporates mindful practice into cognitive therapy.


Person Centered: A relationship-based theory which focuses on growth and self-actualization by the client.


Trauma Focused: An orientation which incorporates trauma informed practice into all aspects of treatment including psychoeducation and coping skills.


Other Offerings –


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: A practice using bilateral stimulation in conjunction with visual memory to reprocess and desensitize traumatic memories memories.


Equine Experiential Education Association: An Equine assisted learning model specifically designed to assist individuals and groups looking to improve leadership, life skills, and personal development.


Population –

Any status military, first responders, and their families.

Any Status Military: Any person in any branch of the US Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) holding any status (active, reserve, discharged, retired, etc).

First Responders: Any person working or volunteering in a first responder capacity (Fire Service, Police Force, FBI, CIA, Emergency Medical Services, 911 Operators, etc), whether active, former, or retired.

Family: Any person who has a parent, guardian, child, sibling, partner, or spouse who fulfills any of the above requirements as military or first responder.  Clients are required to provide proof of service (DD214, Current ID Card, etc.).


Issues –

  • ADHD

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Grief

  • Peer Relationships

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Suicidal Ideation


Limitations –

For various safety and treatment reasons we are unable to see persons who:

Are under the age of 4 years old

Have untreated auditory or visual hallucinations

Are not compliant with current psychiatric medication

Have un treated or unmanaged psychosis 

Have a history of animal abuse

Were given Dishonorable Discharge from any service

*Please note that substance use does not prevent persons from receiving services, however clients must not be under any influence while at the facility.*



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EIN 81-4192700

PO Box 280 

Doswell, Va 23047

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