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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

EAP is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, famlies, and groups.  EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.

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What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?

It is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals.


EAP is experiential in nature.  This means that participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) feelings, behaviors, and patterns.

ECDC partners with Horses Touching Lives (established by Esther Lukenbaugh),  to provide EAP using the EAGALA model.  

Horses Touching Lives
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