The Equine Haven LLC


“What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?”

“I asked for help.”

Offering traditional psychotherapy in a private office setting as well as equine assistant psychotherapy by preference.

Family Therapy & Relationship Counseling


“Don’t try to fix me. Love me while I learn to fix myself.”

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.



Emotional Healing
Talking with a therapist may help you or your loved one deal with thoughts, behaviors, symptoms, stresses, goals, past experiences and other areas that can promote your emotional healing. Of course, talking with a therapist about personal issues can be tough, but it can help an individual come to grips with problems in their life. It can also offer an emotional release and a sense of really being heard, understood and supported.
Re-working Unhealthy Dynamics
Relationships are vital to a healthy and happy life. That doesn't mean that they are easy or without trials. Help learn how to self advocate for your own needs while also being a loving and reliable partner. Grow together.
Trauma Informed Care
Foster care, adoption, traumatic loss, abuse history, and other traumatic events require a specific approach which begins with the understanding of letting go of feelings of guilt. No one asks to go through a traumatic event. After, there are very real changes a person experiences both on a mental and physical level which, if left untreated, can create huge barriers in all aspects of life; school, work, and in relationship building.

Practice Scope


The following are a few common types of therapy you may want to explore in session:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has two main aspects. The cognitive part works to develop helpful beliefs about your life. The behavioral side helps you learn to take healthier actions. CBT often works well for depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, but it can also be used for other various conditions.
  • Interpersonal therapy focuses largely on improving relationships and helping a person express emotions in healthy ways. This approach often works well for depression. A variation of it called “interpersonal and social rhythm therapy” often works well for bipolar disorder because it also helps develop a daily schedule that supports recovery.
  • Family therapy helps family members communicate, handle conflicts and solve problems better. Forms of family therapy often are used for treating eating disorders and bipolar disorder.
  • Psychodynamic therapy helps people develop a better understanding about their unconscious emotions and motivations that can affect their thoughts and actions.
  • Art therapy can include using music, dance, drawing and other art forms to help express emotions and promote healing.
  • Psychoeducation helps people understand mental health conditions and ways to promote recovery.

Your teenage child may be seeking answers to new questions, developing new roles, struggling with the shape of their new post-childhood reality and becoming impatient to develop an identity.


If your family is going through a tough time — whether it’s from stress, anger, or grief — family therapy can make a difference. It can help couples, children, or members of an extended family learn to communicate better and work through conflicts.


It could be time to seek therapy if an issue causes distress or interferes with daily life. Distress can mean negative thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or even a bodily sensation such as pain or fatigue. It is important not to wait until symptoms become severe before going to therapy. It may be best to seek therapy if you are often unhappy or feel overwhelmed and hopeless about issues in your life. Therapy can also help if you cannot focus on work or school, experience addiction, or feel like hurting yourself or someone else.


Couples come to therapy for any number of reasons, but in my experience, in addition to infidelity, the greatest issues include sex, communication, money and major life changes such as getting married or starting a family. Couples therapy is also a good idea if one of you is coping with an issue that might be affecting your relationship (such as depression) or simply if you’re feeling stuck and stagnant in your relationship.

Services Offered

Is your teen resistant to traditional therapy models?

Learn more about how equine assisted mental health therapy could be a great fit for your child. 


Family therapy to help strengthen families and achieve goals together. 


Individuals of all ages will find treatment for depression, anxiety, stress management, substance abuse, trauma, and a variety of other mental health concerns. 


Couples may need help increasing healthy communication skills and getting on the same page with their goals and ways of showing their partner they care.

Simple Process

How Does it Work?

It’s easy to get started! Contact the therapist either by phone, the free consultation e-mail page, or directly schedule an appointment through the client portal!

Step 1:

Schedule your Free Consultation

There is undeniable research that shows the single most important factor for whether or not therapy will be successful is the quality of the relationship between you and your therapist. Because your relationship with your therapist is so important,  you should always be given the opportunity to get to know your therapist before deciding to move forward. That is why I offer a free, in-person consultation session for all our new clients.

There are two ways to schedule: You may book your free consultation session by calling (740) 666-6228

If you are feeling confident and want to book the initial assessment without delay, please use the client portal found here:

The consultation consists of a free 30 minute face to face consultation to make sure our therapist and facility is the best fit for you! (Please note that there will be no diagnosis or treatment provided during this stage.) 

Free Consultation
Step 2:

We discuss it and create a plan

Therapy has to be a good fit not just in the relationship, but also in frequency, duration of sessions, and budget. During the consultation you will have the ability to ask questions about timeframes for your goals and realistic expectations for change.

I understand that finances are often a real barrier faced by individuals and so coming up with a plan that doesn’t add more stress into life is critical. 

Questions patients ask

Frequent Questions

How do I know when it is time to get support?

Anyone can benefit from therapy at any point in their lives; but it is most critical to seek help when life no longer feels “worth it” or “manageable.” A lot of people will attempt to hide their feelings and struggle with pretending that life is fine. If you aren’t feeling like yourself, if you find yourself using unhealthy ways to cope with stress, if you lost someone or something important to you, if something traumatic has happened, or if your mental health is preventing you from doing the things you used to love doing, it might be time to make a commitment to putting yourself first. 

How long does therapy last?

Therapy sessions are typically one hour at a minimum in order for best treatment practices. In terms of how long a client remains in therapy throughout their life, most individuals schedule once a week until their symptoms and/or quality of life improve.

What type of therapy is offered?

Traditional Mental Health Therapy & Equine Assisted Mental Health Therapy. Both of these modes encompass individual, family, and couples counseling.

Do you accept insurance?

At this time The Equine Haven LLC is in the process of paneling approvals and will have a list of insurance companies estimated by June of 2019. 

What are the costs?

After a free consultation the next step is to complete a mental health assessment for individual counseling, or a family/couples assessment if there is more than one client. These first time assessments are $150 as they are expected to last between 1.5 and 2 hours. 

Individual sessions are $100 per hour; this includes the unique option of equine therapy as well with no extra cost. 

Are there age restrictions for children?

Although there can be early intervention strategies provided for children as young as three years old, any client under the age of 6 will be asked to have a parent present during all sessions for safety and it will be considered “family therapy.” Children 6 years old and up can have individual sessions without a parent present if the parent is comfortable.

Can I ride the horses?

Although horseback riding is an incredibly beneficial hobby and I personally encourage anyone to try it, the sessions of equine therapy will be conducted with the patient working with the horses on the ground. This is due to client safety being put first and the focus remaining on the discussions that occur between therapist and client during the sessions. It would damage a therapeutic relationship if a client were to fall off and become injured during a therapy session. 

Horse riding lessons can be provided for those who are interested as a separate service.  

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Schedule your appointment today!

Our “Client Portal” is a super convenient way to schedule appointments. Schedule your appointment time and see availability without ever having to make a phone call! First time clients, be sure to take advantage of the free consultation option to ensure a best fit. 


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