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Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy


Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy is not a riding class but instead a safe place for you to experience personal growth and healing. EFP provides a nontraditional and effective method to help you gain a deeper therapeutic experience.  These classes are empowering and life-changing for all individuals who participate.  Many of our previous EFP participants have achieved their therapeutic goals and have chosen to continue with Courageous Connections in an Equine Encounters (EAL) class.

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Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

Have you or your loved one struggled to find connection or support in traditional talk therapy? You’re not alone.

 

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is rapidly becoming a favored alternative treatment for individuals who seek a healing experience outside of the traditional clinical setting. EFP has shown to effectively treat:
 

  • Mental and emotional health concerns stemming from trauma

  • Children/Adolescents focused on relational healing

  • Individuals experiencing significant life transitions 

    • Substance Use Recovery, Domestic Violence Survivors, Grief & Loss

Each session is facilitated by a Licensed Mental Health Provider and a Certified Equine Specialist. While the Mental Health Provider is there to support individuals in reaching therapeutic goals, the Equine Specialist helps navigate the feedback provided by the horse. Horses have a heightened sensitivity to our emotions, which makes them highly suitable in responding to what is brought into the session. Horses provide us a unique glimpse into our emotional selves that can be enhanced by providing space for deeper insight and healing while the therapist helps with processing the experience.

$55 - $110 per session (varies by session length)

Scholarships Available