Equinox Therapeutic offers psychotherapy services in two Edmonton-based locations. We currently have four mental health professionals on staff, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, life transitions, and relationship difficulties including couples therapy and general relationship counselling. All of our therapists are trained in therapeutic methods and techniques that are currently considered to be “Best Practices”, which means that they are currently recognized as being the most effective forms of treatment.
Our north-east Edmonton-based office is located on 112th avenue and 50th street, and our downtown office is located in the Oliver Square area. Both locations are bus-accessible.
Equine-Assisted Mental Health (EAMH) services provide an experiential form of therapy for individuals who want to try a different, non-traditional, way to reach their therapeutic goals.
EAMH – sometimes also called Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) – involves a client working with both a therapist and a horse. It is through guided development and exploration of this non-judgemental relationship that the therapeutic work is done. EAMH can be a rewarding method when it is used for developing insight into current difficulties, as well as finding resolutions to old ones.
This work involves being with a horse on the ground for the most part. However, if the client is interested and comfortable, he or she may sit on or ride the horse once they have formed a trusting relationship with the horse.
See our FAQ section to see some of the most frequently asked questions about equine-assisted work.
Making Strides provides free equine-assisted mental health therapy services to Edmonton community members who are currently receiving support through Boyle Street Community Services and/or the Bissell Centre.
Paws A Sec provides free office-based and canine-assisted mental health therapy services to Edmonton’s youth who are currently receiving support through YESS (Youth Empowerment and Support Services).
From 2010 to 2016, Equinox Therapeutic worked with the Edmonton Drug Treatment and Community Restoration Court (EDTCRC). EDTCRC offered an opportunity to adults who had been convicted of drug-related offences that were related to their drug or alcohol addiction. Within the program, individuals were supported in pursuing a full recovery from their addictions and in creating restorative justice to their community. Equinox Therapeutic’s Walk On program was created so that any graduated EDTCRC participant could continue to access therapy services at a “pay-what-you-can” rate.