Equine Therapy in Escondido

Our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program is temporarily on hold but we have an "interest list" in place for when we re-start. Please contact us if you are interested in being placed on the list!!

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

When we interact with horses, these amazing animals can provide us with information about our moods, communication style and feelings. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) partners a Licensed Mental Health Professional with horses. This "solution-focused" therapy modality allows participants to be in harmony with the outdoor environment as they interact with horses and allow the horse to teach valuable life lessons. 

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Equine Assisted Therapy Benefits

EAP benefits participants by presenting an opportunity to build life and social skills via practical horse care skills like grooming, petting, feeding and leading:

  • Non-verbal communication

  • Assertiveness

  • Creative thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Leadership

  • ​Taking responsibility

  • Team work

  • Relationship building

  • Confidence building

  • Attitude improving

This program combines practical horse care skills (grooming, petting and leading) with the experiential piece of being with horses. All sessions are on the ground with horses (no mounted work).
 

About Cindy

Cynthia (Cindy) Jewell Brown is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has been obsessed with horses for most of her life and has personally experienced the healing powers that interacting with horses has to offer. Cindy has worked with horses for 20 years, which has included gentling wild horses, starting a horse rescue program and being the director of a riding program at a Girl Scout Camp for several years. Clinically, Cindy specializes in working with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and have difficulty communicating their wants and needs. Cindy provides clinical services through EAP as well as office based counseling. She has worked with diverse populations including children, teens and adults.

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