Way more than petting horses, our sessions are designed to fit each client's individual treatment plan and based on evidence-based therapeutic techniques. We offer trauma-informed services based on innovative new research and work in the field of equine assisted therapy.
"Take Heart!" is a battle cry for holding onto hope when things seem most impossible. Our compassion for people and our services are grounded in the hope found in Jesus Christ. We believe that no person is too far gone, and we can walk alongside you while your hope is restored.
Take Heart Counseling and Equine Assisted Therapy provides Licensed Professional Counseling services in the Reading, Lancaster, and Lebanon areas of Pennsylvania. Take Heart specializes in trauma-focused Equine-Assisted-Therapy, trauma-informed equine interventions. Horses and horsemanship are used to assist with marriage and family therapy, mood-anxiety-depression disorders, grief/life transition support, post- traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and addiction counseling, eating disorders, child and adolescent behavior issues, self- destructive-behaviors, attention-deficit-disorder, and anger-management.
Non-therapeutic services and events offered at the Three Horse Ranch / Take Heart facility include: leadership-teamwork improvement, basic horsemanship and riding-lessons by highly qualified trainers, kids’ animal events (with mini-horses and fainting goats), as well as fundraising events, such as public Open Barn Events, Worship at The Ranch events, and other special events as announced. All services are provided at the 52-acre Three Horse Ranch equine facility, 699 Wooltown Rd., Wernersville, PA 19565
Our horses are kept as naturally as possible to allow them freedom to respond honestly to clients in sessions. This allows their true personalities, wisdom, and intuition to come through. We love our gentle and playful co-workers and work hard to ensure they love their job, too.