Equine: Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that uses horses as a tool for emotional growth. The therapy can address a variety of needs, including trauma, abuse, ADHD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship problems and more.


Handi-Riders; Oroville. Handi-Riders is a center for Equine Assisted Activities & Learning (EAAL). Horses are catalysts, facilitators, mirrors & listeners, as well as physical stimulators. By partnering with their horses, riders enjoy complete, experiential learning. Has served Butte, Glenn & Tehama counties for 30+ years. http://www.handi-riders.org. 1391 Clark Rd. (530) 315-0654.

Kimberley Covington, LMFT; Chico. Participants learn about themselves & others through activities with horses & discussing feelings, behaviors & patterns. EAP sessions for individuals, couples, families & groups. The activities in each session require you & the horse to accomplish a specific goal. With EAP you will discover new, more effective solutions for the challenges in your life.
http://www.kimcovington.com. 852 Manzanita Ct., Ste. 140. (530) 899-1412.


Ananda Ranch; Grenada. Dr. Tricia Weldon is a health psychologist specialized in equine assisted trauma intervention. The Ananda Ranch program is open to everyone regardless of age or ability/disability. Ananda Ranch provides equine assisted awareness services to persons seeking unique therapeutic healing or emotional strengthening. Participants will experience self-improvement, personal enrichment & true unbridled bliss.
http://www.anandaranch.org. 901 White Rock Rd. (530) 925-2567.

HealTherapy, Inc.; Yreka. Provides comprehensive traditional psychotherapy for ages 5-21 (younger on a case-by-case basis). For Medi-Cal eligible children & adults through Beacon Health Strategies. Provides equine services through Siskiyou Probation & Jail, plus traditional therapy in association with Fairchild Medical Clinic. Member of Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. http://www.HealTherapyinc.com. 1833 S. Oregon St. (530) 842-3455.

Stable Hands; Yreka. Improves the physical, mental, emotional & social health of people living with disabilities through equine assisted activities & therapy. Adaptive Riding program now consists of two 8-week sessions in the spring & fall, and one 2-week session with two-hour lessons in the summer. Horses Helping Heroes program consists of three 8 week sessions. Services are available for ages 4 & up. http://www.stablehands.org. 1011 Fourth Street, Ste. 3. (530) 842-3082.

Updated 7/17 MS

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Updated: Jul 13, 2017 @ 1:19 pm