Unbridled personal growth. 

Central Florida Counselor, Tracy Weiss, has a long-held affection for horses and believes (from personal experience) that being around them engages the mind, body, and spirit in a healthy and healing practice. Certified in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Tracy has partnered with the delightful humans and equine team at Crossroads Corral, to help struggling individuals find hope and healing through horses.

Tracy, with a couple of her favorite equine friends.

Tracy, with a couple of her favorite equine friends.

What is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)?

Also called Equine Therapy, Horse Therapy, and Equine-Assisted Therapy, EAP is the use of horsemanship experiences to help individuals, couples, families and groups take strides toward growth and healing. Through intentional interaction and consistent relationship with a non-judgmental, powerful, intuitive animal — a horse — clients are able to tackle emotional, relational and behavioral challenges in a unique and thoroughly impactful way. 

Sessions are an hour long and take place outside the office at a local barn. With the help of a horse professional, Tracy ushers clients into pre-planned activities with the horses that target struggles and, ultimately, lead to the creation of solutions.

Why Horses?

Horses are remarkably sensitive (and responsive) to people's body language and behavior. As a result, they can act as mirrors — enabling clients to notice their inner selves and to actively participate in the development of self-awareness, self-confidence, communication, life, and relationship skills. 

Learn More:

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Healing Therapy or Just Hype?
Equine therapy: Harnessing horses to conquer mental illness
What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?
Horse Sense and the Human Heart: What Horses Can Teach Us About Trust, Bonding, Creativity and Spirituality (McCormick)

You may benefit from equine therapy if ...

  • You need more peace and calm in your life
  • You struggle with assertiveness
  • You're struggling in your interpersonal relationships
  • You want to develop healthy independence
  • You desire to enhance your problem-solving skills
  • You find it difficult to navigate your anxiety
  • You desire greater self-awareness
  • You have experienced trauma
  • You feel "locked up" emotionally
  • You want to work on building self-confidence

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