Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

 

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy • Nature Based Therapy • Play Therapy

Serving Lake Norman, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Huntersville

EFP and NBT are alternatives to or can be utilized with office-based interventions. There is a great appeal for clients who love animals and the outdoors and who would rather “move and do” than talk. Many clients can make quicker progress toward treatment goals with the addition of EFT.

Potential client benefits include respect for self and others, improved communication and social skills, boundary setting, empathy, self-control and self-confidence, responsibility and accountability, problem solving and cooperation, honesty, and trust, overcoming challenges in a non-threatening atmosphere.

Treating such issues as depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism and communication disorders, behavioral management, grief and loss, trauma, parenting skill development, relationship issues, life changes.

Therapy Services


Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)

Horses are very clear and nonjudgmental. They live in the moment and are able to let things go. This mindfulness-based behavior can be helpful for clients. The horses assist clients in learning about their own behaviors in a nonthreatening way. Horses give instant feedback and help with self-regulation. They are very honest creatures. They are unable to separate what they are feeling from what they are showing in their bodies which can assist clients in being congruent and authentic.

Nature Based Therapy (NBT)

The farm offers a therapeutic environment where clients can explore the experience of connection whether it be with staff, the many animals, or simply the natural setting including a walking trail. Animals at the farm include horses (including miniature horses), goats, pigs, chickens, dogs, and a rabbit. See our picture gallery of some of the farm animals.

Play Therapy

I am a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor and offer Play Therapy for children ages 4-10. Play Therapy combined with the natural setting at the farm can be very beneficial in child counseling. Play is the child’s language and they can better express themselves and resolve their problems through play. I also offer play therapy and therapy services for children and teens at my office in Cornelius, NC. My dog, Coco, often accompanies me in the office and is a valuable partner in helping clients feel comfortable and work through difficulties.

Parenting Coordination and Divorce Mediation

I am trained in Parenting Coordination and Divorce Mediation. I can assist with when and how to tell your children, mediate important decisions, as well as provide support for life after divorce. It is a very difficult time but when handled in a healthy manner it is beneficial to all involved.


Please contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.

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I look forward to helping you make the first step toward your well being.

 

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

– Nido Qubein