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Equine-Assisted Counseling

Equine Animal-Assisted Counseling is a program in which counseling will be provided on a peaceful horse ranch through both the formation of a bond with the horses and multiple other modalities.


These 50 minute, weekly sessions will consist of activities such as grooming, feeding, and leading a horse; as well as nature and mindfulness based interventions. Depending on the client's needs and preferences, activities such as guided meditations, mindfulness walks, and self-care skills training will be incorporated. 

This is a uniquely individualized program that assists with a wide variety of offsets, ranging from the desire to spend more time connecting with nature, to handling difficult life stressors, to managing a mental or behavioral issue. 

By utilizing animal-assisted therapy, a client-centered approach, and some aspects of psychotherapy deemed appropriate for the environment, this program is designed to foster well-rounded personal development for people of all ages and activity levels. 

The three main aspects of this program include:

  • 1) hands-on activities with horses (and possibly other animals) to assist in the formation of a bond 

  • 2) mindfulness-based interventions

  • 3) self-realization and self-development through a guided therapeutic practice


Additional aspects of this program include: 

  • Grounding in nature 

  • Goal setting 

  • Coping skills training

  • Nervous system regulation 

  • Decluttering the mind 

  • Guided meditations and journal prompts 

  • Private space to share offsets, concerns, problems, etc. and receive guidance 

  • Ability to tailor the sessions based on your exact needs

  • Provided feedback and homecare for long-lasting healing 

Animal-Assisted Counseling and Nature Based Interventions can assist with:

  • Self-esteem

  • Empowerment 

  • Anxiety 

  • Stress tolerance 

  • Depression 

  • Behavioral issues 

  • ADHD

  • Energy levels 

  • Grounding 

  • Mindfulness 

  • Discipline 

  • Communication 

  • Mindset shifts 

  • Emotion regulation 

  • Impulse control  

  • Self-awareness 

  • Self-realization 

  • Self-soothing skills 

  • And additional coping skills



  • One 50 minute session - $90 USD (cash and check only)

  • Location: Great Strides Long Island in Middle Island, NY

Email Danielle at or click the button below to schedule your Animal-Assisted Counseling session today

Please feel free to reach out with any questions about how animal- assisted counseling can support you and your needs.

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