HAHA provides equine-facilitated psychotherapy services to children (ages 7-12), adolescents (ages 13-17), and adults (ages 18+). Sessions include the client, an equine partner, a licensed mental health professional, a trained equine instructor, and when necessary, a trained volunteer horse handler. During their time with us, clients progress through a series of levels with their equine partner while working toward psychotherapy goals. Our clients most often are working through one or more of the following issues:
- Post-traumatic stress
We work with clients to develop and maintain the following skills:
- functioning in high arousal environments,
- improving physical and cognitive transitioning,
- facilitating verbal and nonverbal communication,
- challenging self-doubt and negative thinking, and
- increasing confidence and competence.
Sessions are typically 60-minutes long and can be for an individual or a family. We start new clients at the beginning of an 8-week cycle. Every ninth week, the program takes a week-long break. During this break, our horses undergo de-stressing activities to keep them mentally and emotionally sharp. We also review client progress and update the treatment plan. Additionally, you will receive a short behavioral questionnaire and satisfaction survey to help us track how well the program is meeting your needs.
- Monday through Friday, 9AM-6PM
- Saturday, 9AM-2PM.
Think EFP is a good option for you or someone you love? Contact us today. You'll receive an email and a brief pre-screening assessment, which you will return to the Clinical Director. If HAHA seems like a good fit, we will schedule an intake assessment and go from there.