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.
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.
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.).
Trauma and PTSD
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.*