EQUINE THERAPY

Build Your Confidence, Regain Your Mental and Physical Strength through the Soul of a Horse

Equine therapy is the discipline of using horses as a means to provide metaphorical experiences to promote emotional growth. The horses provide an excellent way for troubled youth to calm down when they are otherwise therapy resistant. Equine therapists will usually teach many lessons on ways in which horses learn, respond, and follow instructions to the lives of youth themselves.

At the Counseling Center for Sexual Health (CCSH), our professional Equine therapists work carefully and diligently with our patients to address their emotional and behavioral challenges.

How Does Equine Therapy Help Heal You?

Equine therapy has been shown to have many positive benefits when correctly taught by certified therapists. Some of them include:

Confidence

Self-Efficacy

Self-Concept

Communication

Trust

Perspective

Decreased Isolation

Self-Acceptance

Impulse Control

Social Skills

Boundaries

Spiritual Connection

Many of the benefits of equine therapy are likely due to the nature of the animals with which the patient and equine therapists are interacting. Horses are non-judgmental, have no preconceived expectations or motives, and are highly effective at mirroring attitudes and behaviors of the humans with whom they are working.

While working with horses under the guidance and supervision of an equine therapist, equine therapy patients have a unique and effective opportunity to note their tendency to engage in self-defeating and otherwise negative thoughts and actions. These realizations provide excellent bases for discussion and processing both during and after the equine therapy experience.

Horse. Hope. Healing.

At Counseling Center For Sexual health we specialize in successfully integrating Equine Therapy into treatment programs for adults and teens who are being treated for substance abuse, addiction, behavior disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, learning differences, ADD/ADHD, autism, Asperger’s, grief/loss, trauma, sex addiction, compulsive gambling, bipolar, depression, and related conditions.

Due to the recent fires in Ventura County we are unable to currently provide this modality.

If you need more information about sexual health treatment options, call (805) 308-9800, or visit our facility located at 2660 Townsgate Rd., Suite 720 Westlake Village, CA 91361