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Horsepower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for healing & change

 

Strength Based Solutions

With Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, people find that change just happens and healing occurs on many levels rapidly and effortlessly. They are able to take the experience in the arena and apply it to their lives without the typical sort of resistance that often occurs with traditional therapy.

By helping adults and teens harness the strengths they already have, the facilitators and horses often provide life changing experiences for people in one or two sessions.

We believe that healing and change are possible and horses serve to reinforce that time and time again.

Join us in the arena and experience firsthand having Horsepower for Healing.

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Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, often referred to as horse therapy in the general population, has become very popular all over the world in both outpatient and residential settings.

Healing With Horsepower is one program in Phoenix, Arizona at Veritas Counseling Center, LLC that offers adjunctive equine assisted sessions for persons involved in traditional in-office therapy. Therapy sessions in the arena with horses are available to individuals, couples, and families, and sometimes also offered in group therapy sessions at retreats, workshops, and other settings.

Equine Assisted Healing Services are offered to veterans and their families in a special program developed in cooperation with Horse Lovers Park in Phoenix. The program is designed to help veterans adjust to returning home and come to terms with any emotional trauma, grief and loss that they carry as a result of serving our country. We are honored to be able to offer this alternative type of healing experience for returning veterans and their families.

Professional training workshops for continuing education are also offered for other providers. Leadership and development seminars and personal growth opportunites are also available through the separate Equine Assisted Learning program.

Meet the Facilitators

Shannon K. Spellman, M.S.W. is the psychotherapist. She is state licenced and brings over 35 years of clinical experience and over 25 years of horse experience to the arena. She's been facilitating equine assisted therapy and learning for over 5 years. Faith Knutson, M.A., is the Equine Professional and she brings over 40 years of experience with horses and over 15 years of exerience in the behavioral health field providing equine assisted services in both outpatient and residential settings.

Both the psychotherapist and the equine professional are certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Equine Assisted Learning and the horses are carefully chosen to assist in the therapeutic experience.

Together, they have helped people move beyond repetitive patterns and quickly learn new behaviors that they can apply immediately in their lives. When people are stuck in traditional in-office therapy, a session in the arena can break through the barriers that keep them from moving forward.

Results of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

While results vary with each person, most of the people have achieved at least one of the following in just one or two sessions in the arena.