Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is a dynamic form of experiential psychotherapy that involves a collaborative effort between the client, the horse, and the mental health professional. The horse and human bond is both ancient and sacred. As naturally intuitive, sensitive, and social creatures, horses seek relationships based on trust and respect and thus encourage humans to access and bring forth their most authentic selves. With the horse as a teacher and the therapist as a guide embark on a journey of insight and growth.
Given its relational and somatic nature EFP is a highly effective approach for building interpersonal skills and improving emotional regulation. Evidence suggests that contact with a horse can facilitate expedited progress in psychotherapy either as a primary treatment or in the role of adjunctive therapy. The relationship between therapist and client is one of the most important factors in effective therapy. I offer free initial phone consultations so we can determine together if I personally and if EFP will be the best fit for you at this time.