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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

The bond between humans and
animals has profound healing power.

Our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program offers a unique therapeutic experience, integrating the intuitive nature of horses into our holistic approach to mental health treatment. EAP is an evidence-based therapy that has shown remarkable results in helping individuals, especially adolescents, build self-confidence, enhance emotional regulation, and develop essential life skills.

How Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Works

During EAP sessions, individuals interact with gentle and intuitive therapy horses at TriStar Ranch under the guidance of our trained mental health professionals. These interactions are carefully structured to provide opportunities for self-reflection, emotional expression, and personal growth. Horses, as prey animals, are highly attuned to human emotions and can mirror and respond to the emotional states of those around them. This unique dynamic creates a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their feelings and challenges.

Key Benefits of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Emotional Regulation

Interacting with horses can help individuals regulate their emotions, manage stress, and develop coping strategies in a calming and supportive environment.

Improved Communication

Through non-verbal cues, individuals learn to communicate effectively, fostering better interpersonal relationships and social skills.

Building Trust and Confidence

Developing a bond with horses fosters trust, boosting self-esteem and confidence in one’s abilities to navigate challenges.

Enhanced Empathy

Understanding the horse's responses encourages empathy and emotional intelligence, leading to healthier relationships with others.


EAP provides a unique opportunity for self-reflection, helping individuals gain insights into their emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns.

Reduced Anxiety and Stress

EAP facilitates emotional healing and self-awareness, helping individuals to alleviate anxiety and stress through guided interactions with the animals through a unique and grounding environment to address emotional challenges.

Our Approach to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

At Juniper Haven, our EAP sessions are conducted by licensed mental health professionals trained in both psychotherapy and equine interactions. We tailor each session to the individual needs of our residents, ensuring a personalized and transformative experience.

Is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Right for You?

EAP is suitable for individuals of all ages, particularly those dealing with issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and interpersonal challenges. It is a valuable addition to our comprehensive mental health treatment program, providing an alternative and enriching
therapeutic modality.

At Juniper Haven, we invite you to experience the healing connection between humans and horses. Discover the transformative power of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing.

Let’s talk.

Whether seeking an understanding, a solution, or a haven, Juniper Haven is here. Let's chart a path of healing, empowerment, and boundless potential for every adolescent girl in our care.
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