Equine Assisted Therapy is experiential and metaphorical in nature. Although a relatively new mode of psychotherapy, studies are proving it to be an effective alternative or addition to traditional counseling. Horses live “in the moment” and have distinct individual personalities. As herd animals, they are extremely relationship-oriented. Horses intuitively and honestly mirror the emotions of those around them, creating opportunity for self-awareness and practice building relationships. 

Empowering individuals and families to find

hope, healing, and wholeness

through therapeutic work with horses.

What is Equine Assisted Therapy?

Bonding with horses facilitates a process in which clients can gain insight into their circumstances and how they currently interact in them through experience, as well as practice change in a forgiving environment. Along the way, clients develop confidence, patience, mutual respect, responsibility, problem-solving abilities, healthy coping techniques, and other life skills organically through interactions with the horses. 

Take Heart works to serve clients with compassion and competence. She integrates professional Christian counseling with trauma-focused equine assisted psychotherapy to help clients find mental, emotional, and spiritual wholeness. Our passion is for restoring relationships and watching individuals grow. Our team works with individuals, couples, families, and small groups struggling with a wide variety of issues:

  • Addictions
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficits
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Identity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage Difficulties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-destructive Behaviors
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teamwork Difficulties
  • Trauma and Abuse (PTSD)