Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is a highly effective experiential approach utilizing horses as a tool for emotional and behavioral growth and learning.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is a collaboration between the therapist, equine specialist, client, and horses. It is used with individuals, families, and groups.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy sessions involve groundwork and other activities with the houses. Clients who can benefit from these services include those experiencing sadness, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, boundary issues, anger, communication problems, low self-esteem, behavioral problems and relationship problems.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is also extremely effective for people with issues such as domestic violence, sexual, emotional, physical abuse/neglect, grief/loss and depression.

FEES:  Most insurance is accepted for the psychotherapy portion of the service.  There is a fee of $30 per session for the Equine Specialist that assists Dale.

If you have no insurance the fee is $150 per session.

Equine-Assisted Learning

Equine-Assisted Learning emphasizes experiential activities including:

– team building

– leadership skills

– empathy

– relationship building

– self-esteem

– problem-solving

– trust

– safety

– social interactions

– communication skills

Equine-Assisted Learning is great for team building exercises for your organization.

Dale Klein-Kennedy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT). Dale is certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and she has been using Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy in her practice since 2002. She has been in counseling practice since 1975 and offers many different approaches to her counseling of children, adults, couples, and families.

Dale has specialized in domestic violence since 1996 and primarily with victims and child witnesses of domestic violence.

She is a strong advocate for children and animals and has a certified therapy dog, “Hershey Kisses,” who is used in animal-assisted therapy. Dale is also a yoga instructor and yoga therapist.