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Equine Therapy

We provide a comprehensive recovery experience that will equip individuals with functional skills geared toward their successful completion of goals.
We provide a comprehensive recovery experience that will equip individuals with functional skills geared toward their successful completion of goals.
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Equine Therapy (Group IOP)

When engaging in equine therapy, you interact with horses. Equine therapy usually does not involve riding horses – participants will feed, groom, and lead horses when engaging in equine therapy. There will often be both a mental health professional and a horse professional present at equine therapy sessions.

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Program Overview

  • Horses can often help participants ‘tap into’ their inner emotions. When engaging with horses, the horses will mirror the participant’s body language and feelings – anxiety, calm, stubbornness, and more.
  • Usually, the goals of equine therapy are to address emotional and behavioral challenges outside of a traditional treatment setting, and to develop and hone specific skills. Through participating in equine therapy, individuals can enhance their:
    • Self confidence
    • Self-control
    • Problem solving skills
    • Communication skills
    • Ability to face their fears
    • Empathy
  • Equine therapy sessions usually occur at a facility specially designed for horseback riding and horse interactions.
  • The person participating in equine therapy will work with their mental health counselor to set goals for the session; every session will likely look different. 
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The Goals of PRP

  • The person participating in equine therapy will engage with the horse in a meaningful way, whether feeding, grooming, or simply looking at the horse.
  • Horses are non-judgmental creatures: they are adept at mirroring the body language and behaviors of humans. This is a unique type of interaction that helps participants understand their own actions and needs; equine therapy often leads to discussion and processing of feelings. Equine therapy also helps to foster emotional growth.
  • Equine therapy has been found to be helpful for individuals with:
    • Depression
    • Bipolar disorders
    • Mood disorders
    • Substance use disorder and other addiction issues
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Trauma-related disorders
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Other mental health conditions

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Loving Care Counseling Services is a Maryland based behavioral health services company providing  comprehensive services. The recovery experience will equip individuals with functional skills geared toward their successful completion of goals. Our role is to fill in the gap where clients are missing valuable treatment services. 

We are licensed in Maryland by the State of Maryland Department of Health, and are accredited by CARF.

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