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As of June 3, 2024 I am only available for clients who wish to participate in equine assisted psychotherapy. Please inquire if you would like to be added to a waitlist for when a spot opens for new counseling clients. 

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Equine Assisted  Psychotherapy

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a therapeutic approach that integrates horses into the treatment process to promote connection, emotional growth, personal development, and mental well-being. It combines traditional psychotherapy techniques with interactions between individuals and horses to facilitate healing and self-discovery.

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Benefits of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

The collaborative nature of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy encourages clients to actively participate in their healing process, promoting a sense of empowerment and personal agency. The presence of horses in therapy sessions creates a unique and therapeutic environment that can facilitate profound personal insights and promote lasting positive changes.

Other benefits of EAP

  • Develop self-awareness

  • Improve communication skills

  • Build trust

  • Enhance your emotional regulation abilities

  • Explore your feelings, beliefs, and behaviors without fear of rejection or criticism

  • Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression

  • Empower self-esteem 

  • ...and so much more!

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What to Expect

During Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions, we will work collaboratively in a safe environment. The focus is on establishing a relationship between you and the horse, which can serve as a powerful catalyst for personal growth and emotional exploration.

Horses are highly intuitive animals that can respond to human emotions and nonverbal cues. They offer immediate and (mostly) honest feedback, providing valuable insights into your emotional state and relational patterns.


The therapeutic activities involving horses often include

  • being present with the horse

  • grooming

  • leading

  • ground-based exercises

  • mounted work

Location, Season, & Rates

EAP sessions are held at Jack Pines Stables in Akeley, MN from June-October

Sessions may be covered insurance. Please check with your coverage. 


55 minute session - $200

85 minute session - $300

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