HOLD THE LINE - What We Do
Equine Assisted Counseling
Equine-assisted psychotherapy incorporates horses into the therapeutic process. People engage in activities such as grooming, feeding, and leading a horse while being supervised by a mental health professional. Horses are keen observers and are vigilant and sensitive to movement and emotion. They often mirror a client's behavior or emotions, conveying understanding and connection that allows the client to feel safe.
This also allows for clients to maintain a sense of self-awareness, using the horse's behavior and interactions for feedback and opportunities to check in and process what is happening in the moment.
Our resident mental health professional, Sabrina , is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio and Kentucky, as well as an equine specialist in mental health and learning through the professional association of therapeutic Horsemanship. In her work with equine-assisted counseling, Sabrina specializes in working with First Responders, military members, and their family members. Sabrina also specializes in post critical incidents, post traumatic stress disorder, acute traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and attention deﬁcit disorder. Equine-assisted counseling can be combined with EMDR at lovesome Stables as well. Equine-assisted counseling can be covered by Insurance, to see if we take your insurance, email us today.
What is EMDR therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
What is it?
Equine Assisted Learning: FAQ
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is an experiential learning approach which promotes the development of life skills applicable to academic, personal or professional pursuits, through guided equine interactions. Can it be challenging? YES. Will it be Fun? YES. Will you learn important and wonderful things about yourself? ABSOLUTELY.
Will I ride?
The majority of EAL sessions are ground based to elicit the most honest connection and realistic experience with the horse that you can possibly have. However, EAL sessions can be combined with Therapeutic riding sessions.
Who can benefit?
Anyone and everyone can benefit from EAL. EAL can give children, adolescents and adults wonderful and powerful insights, tools for communication and confidence and much more, all by partnering with the horse. Equine Assisted Learning can be a beneficial non-traditional form of adjunctive service to be performed in addition to or as a step down process from mental health counseling. Please note that EAL is not counseling and does not replace counseling, therefore insurance can not be billed. EAL can be combined with coaching targeted for Attention deficit disorder as well as trauma/resiliency/post traumatic growth.
How long does it take?
Sessions vary in length between 45-90 minutes and can be for individuals or groups. Each session is individualized with specifically designed activities, goals and objectives.
How much does it cost?
EAL: $40 per 60 minute session per individual, rates vary depending on time frame and if combined with therapeutic riding. Please email us for more information.
Where does it take place?
Lovesome Stables Equitherapy.
How do I schedule?
E-mail Lovesome today!