Equine Assisted Therapy
Take Heart offers 60 minute counseling sessions with the horses, meeting at our private family farm in Mohnton, PA. Activities may include feeding, grooming, leading the horse, ground work exercises, or horseback riding. Session activities are specially designed to fit a client’s goals and will vary. Some sessions may be more learning-oriented, meaning you will practice skills which translate into other situations you may be facing. Some sessions will be more psychotherapeutic, in which deep healing through corrective experiences may occur. Each activity will end with a time of processing and discussing the activities.
Individual sessions are available for clients age 7+. Sessions are also available for families and couples. We have found equine assisted therapy to be highly effective - what you put in, you WILL get out of it! The horses provide unique insights that allow us to grow in self-awareness and practice change during sessions, which often speeds up the therapeutic process. Our clients feel a change in the first few sessions, and many start making changes that have powerful effects on their lives in as few as 4 or 6 sessions. This form of therapy is flexible - it can be a very fast way to resolve specific issues and learn empowering skills for your situation in the short-term, but can continue to help you find deeper healing in the long-term. We have some clients who "finish" therapy in 4-8 weeks, while others choose to stay longer. Either way, it is our privilege to be part of your journey.
Feeling stuck? Take Heart can also work with your current therapist to provide a number of sessions to supplement your current therapeutic work. Equine sessions can greatly enhance learning and growth by providing you the opportunity to practice skills you talk about in counseling in a safe and forgiving environment, with a nonjudgmental partner. The horses often point out something that is keeping you stuck. Ask us today what we can do to help!
Empowering individuals and families to find
hope, healing, and wholeness
through therapeutic work with horses.