Medicine Horse Program strives to offer affordable, equine assisted/facilitated psychotherapy through individual, group, and family therapy. Our interns and pre-licensed clinicians offer services from $30-100/session. We do not accept insurance at this time.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is an effective modality for those who:
have experienced trauma
are struggling with interpersonal relationships
need help with emotion regulation
or for anyone looking for something a little different from talk therapy.
Most of us have experienced the healing power of nature and animals at some point in our lives. Working with horses allows us to challenge behavioral patterns that are no longer effective, learn how to be in relationship with others, correct false self-beliefs, heal deep wounds and more.
Scope of Services:
We are a teaching facility and most of our individual therapy is offered by graduate level interns and pre-licensed professionals. As a result, we screen each referral to make sure we are an appropriate fit for your needs. In some cases, we may need to refer out to other agencies to ensure that your needs are met.
In addition to our services offered by interns and pre-licensed professionals, we also have several licensed therapists who work on-site but whom are not employed directly by Medicine Horse Program. To work with one of them, please see our therapist page and contact them directly.
If you’d like to see one of our interns or pre-licensed professionals, please fill out the form below and someone will get in touch with you within 2-4 business days.
Everything you discuss on this form, or in the future with an MHP therapist, will be kept confidential and stored only in locked locations. Your privacy is important to us, but we are also trying to make sure that our services are a good fit for you. Please also know that legally there are a few situations in which therapists are mandated by law to break confidentiality: those being situations involving child abuse, elder abuse or a plan to hurt yourself or others. These situations are rare but they do occur.
It is also important for you to know a few things about MHP. We are a training center and in almost all cases, the counseling here is provided by Master's level interns. This does mean that we do not prescribe or provide any medication or have in house crisis services. Our interns each stay with us for a year. They end at varying times depending on their school schedule. Please note that our treatment model at MHP is that most clients will receive 12 sessions with their therapist, although certainly that can be extended if the circumstances warrant longer treatment.
We offer a sliding scale for payment. The payment range is $30-100/session. We ask that you pick a fee that you can pay us without burdening yourself. Your payments help us cover the cost of caring for our horses.
We don't want cost to be an added stressor, so please consider your monthly budget when choosing your sliding scale alternative, and plan on coming every week or every other week. Also, please remember that therapy itself will feel a bit different than the first contact which is a history gathering appointment. In addition, your therapist must review your situation with their supervisor before they can offer a next appointment time-- they will call you in a few days with an appointment. If we are not able to serve you, we will give you some appropriate referrals.