Equine Facilitated Mental Health (EFMH)
What is Equine Facilitated Mental Health?
Equine Facilitated Mental Health (EFMH) is a powerful methodology providing alternative counseling services to those interested in therapy outside of the office setting. EFMH is accessible to anyone, regardless of if you have any experience with horses, as it is a non-riding based program.
Interactions with horses are performed on the ground and are designed to encourage deep self-reflection. We believe that clients have the best solutions to their own problems, and so we take a solution-oriented approach.
As prey animals, horses have an innately heightened awareness of their surroundings and the emotions of other horses and people. They often mirror clients’ behaviors and attitudes, demonstrating that they can change outcomes in their own lives by modifying their behavior. For these reasons, horses can lead to powerful therapeutic breakthroughs.
Equine Facilitated Mental Health is well-suited to address such conditions as PTSD, TBI, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders; to strengthen relationships, and to improve social interactions. Through a dynamic therapeutic approach, clients learn about themselves and others through horses.
Those associated with the military, including active- and non-active-duty military personnel, military families, and children of military families may receive services a reduced rate.
Equine Facilitated Mental Health in Practice
You can see EFMH in practice featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network, helping veterans with PTSD by watching the video below.
What Do We Offer?
Gleneayre Equestrian Program is able to provide a private, serene environment designed to maximize comfort and confidentiality to trained mental health professionals looking to expand their EFMH practice. Our current mental health professional on location is Meghan McFadden MSW, LSW.
For More Information on the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Program please contact Meghan McFadden.
(609) 658-9159 – Mcfaddenlsw@gmail.com
Please do not email regarding referrals due to confidentiality, thank you.
Equine Facilitated Mental Health Services are provided exclusively by a licensed mental health professional. Gleneayre Equestrian Program takes no responsibility for the clinical counseling or social work aspects of the Equine Facilitated Mental Health.