What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
YES! Our teams of mental health professionals (MHP) and equine specialists (ES) are constantly updating our credentials. We attend approved CE credit courses provided by EAGALA (our international certifying body) and also are active in the research and profiling of this growing field of equine assisted services. The horses also actually keep us engaged and learning - we have learned that in each session or workshop that we do there is the opportunity for us to learn something new by observing and staying tuned into what information the horses provide and HOW they provide it. We are focused on constantly expanding and exploring our perimeters with regard to the intensity and power of this work in EAP and EAL.
Its a life time journey of learning and growing.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
We will work with clients any way we can to accomodate budgets.
Since the APA (American Psych Assoc) has endorsed AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy) as a viable mode of treatment there is funding available for this to non profit orgs. Also many insurance carriers are now willing to cover at least a portion of services.
Pricing is based on our PsyD office hour rates combined with the cost of overhead for our 4 legged therapists and teachers...
Horses are expensive to maintain, but in this work the value of what they provide and the timely manner in which long lasting results are granted make it well worth the investment.
Individual private session: $250.00
Couples session: $350.00
Family rate: $450.00
Group rates; Range from $1,750.00 - $15,000.00
(please inquire with us as this price range depends upon many things)
CASH, Multiple sessions and some other factors may allow us to offer discounts on standard rates.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Christianna Capra, Executive Director and Co-Founder.
My horse led me to this work ultimately. All my life has been involved and surrounded with horses, and for many years I searched for a way to combine my passion for horses to a career. In 2006 a series of events led me to the connections needed to find my calling and life's work. A book chapter that details this story was published in the book called, Horses with a Mission, Extraordinary True Stories of Equine Service (New World Library, 2009). Our story was chosen to be one of 21 heart warming stories from thousands of online entries. "Finding My Passionate Purpose with Spring Thaw"
See a link to the chapter here: http://www.springreinsofhope.com/PDF/SROH-About%20Us%20-HorsesWithAMission-Final%20Web%202009%20Story.pdf