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Located in Crestview, Florida
Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Mental Health Counseling and Therapeutic Riding
MANE POWER Corporate Team Building Workshops
Dealing with Depression or Anxiety
Therapeutic riding services are led by a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (www.PathIntl.org) who has completed extensive training in utilizing horseback riding activities to achieve specific therapeutic goals for individuals with unique needs. Our PATH Certified Instructors are not licensed therapists and do not provide clinical counseling services to riders. Unlike traditional riding lessons, volunteers assist the instructor in leading horses or assisting a rider's stability in the saddle. Activities may include goals such as relationship building, self-confidence, communication and basic horsemanship. Each therapeutic riding term occurs over a 10 week period. During that period, each rider will work towards a therapeutic goal based on their individual needs and abilities. Lessons available for ages 5 years and up.
Led by PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors. NOT Covered by major medical insurance.
The National Geographic Channel has featured Equine Assisted Therapy several times.
CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM
Women & Family Services
Introducing ALPHA-Stim. Do you need a better way to relieve pain, control anxiety, fight depression, or treat insomnia? Maybe you’ve tried prescription medications, but they haven’t worked as planned. Perhaps you haven’t tried pills or shots yet because you have well-founded concerns about side effects, interactions, and even addiction.
Treatment packages are now available at Healing Hoof Steps. Visit www.Alpha-Stim.com to learn more about the benefits. Treatments range from 20-60 minutes each.
Licensed mental health counseling. Accepted by most major medical insurances.
HOOFSTEPS4HEROES launched in January of 2021 to provide camaraderie, healing and self discovery to veterans from the saddle. This program is made possible by the support of local organizations like Cox Communications, Defenders of Freedom Florida and HOPE Matters. There is NO COST to veterans or first responders who qualify for our therapeutic riding program.
"What is Equine Therapy?"
The EAGALA Model uses a treatment team consisting of a licensed mental health provider, a Certified Equine Specialist and horses. Watch to learn how a typical session looks.
The OTD, 710 Psychosocial students at Huntington University's Occupational Therapy Program visited Summit Equestrian Farm in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to learn about EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Programs.
"What does volunteering entail?"
2023 Therapeutic Riding Terms Wednesday- Saturday Lessons
4 Week Month Riding Tuition $225 Billed Automatically or $250 by check
Therapeutic Riding Program Application, letter of medical necessity from a licensed professional (Counselor/Doctor), and Sports Physical Required for ALL RIDERS
Email forms to email@example.com or call 850-764-1005 for more information
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Winter Term: January 18th - March 25th (10 weeks) AM/PM Lessons Available
Spring Term: April 5th- June 10th (10weeks) AM/PM Lessons Available
Summer Term: Off Due To Heat/Construction
Fall Term: October 4th- November 18th & November 29th-December 16th (10 weeks) AM/PM Lessons
"What makes a horse therapeutic?"
EAGALA provides services for Active Duty and Veterans of all branches of our Armed Forces. Watch and learn how horses are helping the healing process.
HOLISTIC THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM
Mental health counseling sessions are provided by licensed mental health professionals using evidence-based psychotherapy techniques in an immersive, outdoor setting that may or may not include horses, donkeys, or other farm animals. Mental health counseling sessions do not utilize riding of any sort to accomplish a clients clinical goal. The horses and environment help to provide powerful metaphors for over-coming life's most difficult challenges. All of our licensed professionals are EAGALA Certified (www.eagala.org). This alternative approach to traditional in-office counseling has assisted many individuals in obtaining the results sought from counseling. Horse knowledge or experience is not required to benefit from these sessions. Counseling sessions are (1) hour in duration and occur in a spacious, private pasture with a working herd of equines. Services for ages 5 years old and up.