Equine Assisted Therapy is a unique and new field with many applications. Take Heart Counseling and Equine Assisted Therapy is conveniently located for clients in Berks, Lancaster, Chester, and Lebanon counties. Everything is uniquely tailored for clients’ needs and the needs within the community. Equine Assisted Therapy can benefit clients with a variety of issues such as abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, life transitions, substance abuse, and PTSD, to name just a few.
Counselor Meagan Good is passionate about serving clients with compassion and competency by empowering them to discover deep healing and wholeness through therapeutic work with horses.
Take Heart offers a variety of services, like hour therapy sessions for individuals, couples, or families with children six years and older. Sessions are tailored to fit clients’ goals and will vary. Some sessions may be more learning-oriented, meaning clients will practice skills that translate into other situations. Some sessions will be more psychotherapeutic, in which deep healing through corrective experiences may occur.
Horsemanship sessions are based on the natural horsemanship principles of learning more about horses, learning more about yourself, and doing so in the context of a relationship built on trust and respect. Horse care, horse psychology, ground work, and riding are all part of the horsemanship sessions. These sessions provide a natural environment for clients to develop life skills such as confidence, problem solving, and relationship-building.
Equine Assisted Learning Workshops involve teamwork, empowerment, self-expression, self-care, communication, boundaries, leadership… life skills that are best learned through experience. In workshops, groups can experience and learn these skills in an outdoor, non-judgmental, hands-on environment.
In this setting, people are challenged to grow and change in a safe environment. Follow the Take Heart website (www.takeheartcounseling.com), Facebook page, or call (717) 917-7137 for special equine-assisted groups and camps offered in Summer 2017.