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About Equine Assisted Counseling


​​​Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC)


Equine Assisted Counseling incorporates horses into groups, couples, families, and individual counseling sessions to facilitate emotional growth and learning.  In the counseling session, clients receive feedback from the horse and utilize this information to increase awareness of how personal behaviors and emotions impact communications with others.


How do Horses Help?


Horses teach individuals how to live in harmony with others, to forgive easily and extend trust again without a grudge, to live in the present without worry of the future or the pain of regret.  They model how to live authentically and express openly their thoughts and feelings in each situation.  They offer clear feedback without judgment and a safe place to work through challenges. 


Benefits of EAC:


  • Build healthy relationships

  • Learn coping skills

  • Increase patience and empathy

  • Improve communication skills

  • Assign meaning to painful experiences

  • Improve impulse control

  • Define and set boundaries

  • Develop problem-solving skills

  • Build self-esteem and self-worth



What to expect:

  • Facilitated by a counselor who implements and guides treatment plans based on your goals. 

  • Horses are a central part of every activity and that allows your behaviors and emotions to surface naturally. 

  • Discovery and learning from each session is correlated to your actual life circumstances. 

  • Horse knowledge may be gained during EAC but is not the goal.

  • Focus is on the process of your interaction with horses.

  • Provides you opportunities to gain critical life skills.

  • Interactions with horses help you find solutions for chaotic life circumstances and skills to create positive peer interactions.

  • All activities with horses are done on the ground and no riding is involved.

  • Sessions are held outside, please dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes.





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