Equine Assisted Psychotherapy


Horses Helping People

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is an experiential therapy incorporating horses with people to address mental health needs and personal development goals.  

EAP sessions are interactive: the therapeutic exchange between the client, horse(s), and facilitators unfolds in real time.  This hands-on approach facilitates deep transformation by combining embodied, somatic experience with a cognitive understanding of one's own process. EAP is a supportive addition to traditional talk therapy and can enhance therapeutic sessions taking place in an office setting.  Alternatively, EAP serves as an effective stand-alone therapy.  EAP sessions are conducted under the EAGALA Model, the internationally-recognized standard for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.  This model utilizes a team approach that includes Amardeepa as the licensed, credentialed Mental Health Professional, a certified Equine Specialist, and horses working together with the client at all times.


EAP is Effective in Treating:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Grief and Bereavement

  • Relationship and Family Conflict

  • Communication Difficulties

  • Boundary Issues

  • Low Self-Esteem/Self-Worth

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Substance Abuse

  • Eating Disorders

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Life Transitions

  • Personal Development Goals


Benefits of EAP:

  • Relationship Repairing

  • Boundary Setting
  • Increased Self-Worth

  • Self Esteem and Confidence Building
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Leadership and Assertiveness
  • Body Awareness
  • Self-Awareness and Self-Responsibility
  • Expanded Presence and Mindfulness
  • Cultivation of Compassion and Empathy

  • Assertive Communication 

    (Nonverbal and Verbal)


Individual (Children, Teens and Adults), Family & Group Sessions

Individual, Family and Group Sessions are available in combination with traditional in-office therapy or as a stand-alone therapy.  To get started, schedule an initial office visit with Amardeepa, where an intake is conducted and mutually agreed upon treatment goals are established. Cost per session depends on number of people participating.  
 
Please contact Amardeepa to schedule an intake meeting or for additional information.
  AmardeepaTherapy@gmail.com  |  (808)740-1529 

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