Equine Therapy Edmonton

Something that makes Equinox Therapeutic unique as a mental health clinic in Edmonton is the fact that we also offer Equine-Assisted Mental Health therapy. We have a number of highly capable therapists available on staff to help our clients reach their goals with this type of treatment.

 

Our EAMH work is currently based out of the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association, which is located in the heart of Edmonton and is accessible by public transportation. For more information about the Centre, please visit their website at www.welca.ca

What is Equine Therapy?

Equine-Assisted Mental Health (EAMH) sessions involve a client working toward their therapeutic goals through interactions with both a horse and a therapist. It involves activities (such as grooming, feeding, haltering and leading a horse) that are supervised by a mental health professional. Over time, clients are supported in developing a relationship with one or several horses, and it is through guided exploration of this relationship that the therapeutic work occurs. EAMH can be a highly rewarding way to develop insight into current difficulties as well as focus on resolutions. Some clients find that they are able to face their issues faster and with more motivation than in a traditional office-based therapy setting. The majority of our EAMH work involves being with the horse on the ground. However, if the client is interested and it seems like it may be beneficial to therapeutic progress, he or she may sit on or ride the horse once a relationship has been formed.

What Are The Benefits Of Equine Therapy?

Studies have shown that horse therapy can be an effective treatment method to help patients make progress in a number of areas:

These benefits can be influential in treating a variety of conditions/disorders including trauma, addiction, depression, and behavioural disorders.

Therapists at this location are:

Justin Long | Equinox Therapeutic
Justin Long, M.A.
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Cozy Kumaria | Equinox Therapeutic
Cozy Kumaria, M.S.
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Carlisle Lane | Equinox Therapeutic
Carlisle Lane, B.A.
Mental Health Therapist

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To figure out if therapy is right for you, talk to one of our registered psychologists or counsellors.