Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Victory Ranch offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) sessions. EAP uses experiential learning. Experiential learning means learning by doing. Staff members are certified EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association) specialists. The EAGALA Model is a standard for conducting EAP that uses a team of qualified mental health/clinical professionals and qualified equine specialist professionals. EAGALA sessions are done on the ground  with horses; no mounted work is involved.

EAP can be powerfully effective in helping patients break through hidden defensive barriers and provide fresh perspectives for clients. EAP sessions can clarify real-life situations and identify patterns, then help participants work through them. Horses are masters at relationships. They are experts at non-verbal communication and reading our body language. Horses don't lie; they don't separate how they feel from how they act.

We welcome children and their parents, adults, couples, groups and families to our programs. Please contact us for more information, or to speak to our Therapists.

We have two EAP/EAL – EAGALA-Certified Teams:

Team 1: Diana Lohr, LCSW. 408-766-4452
Donna Feuerhelm, ES, 408-644-4301

Team 2: Julie Tucker, LMFT, 408-680-8715
Leanne Alexander, ES, 208-329-4053

Vist the EAGALA Website for more information: www.eagala.org


 
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