We offer a range of services and provide flexibility to best meet your individual and family needs. If you have any questions about the services listed below, or cannot find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.
Firmly Rooted Counseling is a safe gender affirming space.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
****This program should be back up and running in the next several months. Annie hopes to be back at the farm at least serving several clients a week by the end of 2021 to early 2022.****
FRCC partners with Triple Play Farm to provide Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP). EFP has been proven effective for a variety of mental health issues including behavioral regulation,ADHD, substance abuse, eating disorders, physical/emotional abuse, depression, anxiety, anger management, conflict resolution, relationship problems and social-communication. This is an experiential therapy which involves interacting with and/or observing the horses and processing feelings, thoughts, and observations. There is a mental health clinician and an equine specialist present at all times.
How are horses therapeutic? They have many advantages including an amazing ability to mirror human behavior without the filter. Horses will sense how you are feeling and respond accordingly. There is no way to convince a horse to react and interact with you differently unless you change your behavior. This mirrors many people's life experiences, and engaging in EFP allows you to explore how to change that behavior to get a different result. Horses are also very large and can be intimidating animals. For some, just interacting with such a large animal allows one to work through certain fears and gain confidence.
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