Equine assisted Psychotherapy

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)

A highly effective experiential approach, EAP utilizing horses as a tool for emotional and behavioral growth and learning.

A collaboration between the therapist, equine specialist, client, and horses, EAP is used with individuals, families, and groups.

Sessions involve groundwork and other activities with the horses. Clients who can benefit from EAP services include those experiencing sadness, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, boundary issues, anger, communication problems, low self-esteem, behavioral problems and relationship problems.

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

EAP

EAP Therapy

EAP 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.

The private pay fee is $150 per session.

EAP and learning

EAP for children

EAP Learning

Equine-Assisted Learning emphasizes experiential activities including:

Team building leadership skills          Relationship Building            Leadership Skills

Empathy                                             Self-esteem                           Communication skills

Problem-solving                                 Trust                                       Safety

Social interactions

 

Dale Klein-Kennedy
LPCC Equine Therapist

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 EAP 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.