What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?

PX Equine Enterprises Inc. hosts StarrLee Heady, LMHC and appropriately trained Equine Specialists and Staff as they provide Equine Interactive and Equine Assisted Clinical services as well as Equine Assisted Growth and Learning sessions. 

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EAGALA" (Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association) Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. it is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals.

While not all clients are candidates for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy it is an option with a broad application to issues and situations.

EAP is an experiential modality. This means that participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and patterns."  EAGALA 2007

Come see us and find out how you can "Experience" change!

"Many cultures have at some time in history involved the horse in safe passage. Whether the journey took people to a promised land, a spiritual experience, exploration and conquest, or safely home, the horse has been with us. The quiet solidarity of the horse can still help us journey through life with safe passage.  There is help in your journey through life's difficult travels." StarrLee Heady LMHC, EAGALA III

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is offered as a treatment option for many emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues including but not limited to:

Depression
Anxiety
Relapse Prevention
Family Issues
Assertiveness training
PTSD
Communications training
Parenting groups

Equine Assisted work is also utilized in groups, staff and corporate trainings.  

Training & Workshops


PX Equine Enterprises Inc. is an Approved Provider for the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and offers the following workshops:

Parenting From the Barn

Diversity Training in the Arena

N.I.C.K.E.R.R. - Facilitating Skills Training

PX Equine Enterprises Inc. is also proud to host EAGALA UnTrainings at our facility. Call for more information on the following EAGALA UnTraining.

Fundamentals of EAGALA Practice part I

Fundamentals of EAGALA Practice part II


Mentoring & Consultation

StarrLee Heady LMHC, CHA II, EAGALA III, is an approved Mentor for EAGALA practitioners seeking to improve their skills within the EAGALA model. Those EAGALA members seeking advanced certification may call the EAGALA office to request Mentor assignment

PX Equine Enterprises Inc. offers private consultation regarding Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Growth And Learning, and Equine Interactive Counseling. Consultation may take the form of assisting organizations with program design, developing treatment teams, ongoing practitioner consultation or give us a call and we will target consultation to your needs. 

We can help you design and facilitate demonstrations or trainings to help you get your program running!