Equine Healing Therapy


Dr. Nancy V Brown is passionate about equine facilitated mental health services, suicide prevention and a trauma recovery. She understands the importance of cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion in the mental health field. 

She believes that the Equine Assisted Activities provide a sense of hope and healing as well as physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being as client’s connect with their individual cultures and find spiritual meaning in their relationships with the horse. 

Her coaching and counseling model help address the cultural differences, needs, and approaches for clients’ diverse demographics.  She provides culturally appropriate services for anyone in need. 

Animals such as horses, elephants, dolphins, dogs, and cats have been used for therapeutic purposes. These animals have been used to help reduced symptoms of PTSD, decreased anxiety and depression. 

Culturally competent Equine Assisted Services (EAS) help promote psychological health, social well-being and are proven to make a positive impact. 

Equine Assisted Services are effective alternatives to other forms of counseling, coaching, therapy and are being practiced by many organizations all around the world.



Equine Assisted Counseling address goals set forth by the mental health professional and the client. Equine counseling and coaching sessions can help the individual build confidence, self- efficiency, communication, trust, perspective, social skills, impulse control, and learn boundaries which help promote healing, support, emotional growth, and learning.

Are you ready to step out of the box, enhance your communication skills, boost your confidence, nurture your self-esteem or begin your healing journey? Our equine assisted counseling and coaching sessions are designed to help facilitate personal growth and development in a unique and empowering way.



Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common result of military service. Fortunately, one of the main benefits of equine assisted counseling and coaching is that it targets PTSD symptoms.

This case story illustrates how one veteran’s struggle with anger, moral injury, and suicidal attempts and thoughts has been impacted by equine sessions.




Special needs

Brain injury 



At risk youth

Stress management

Eating disorders 

Abuse survivors

Addiction recovery 

Trauma recovery 

Cancer recovery 

Learning challenges 

People in Transition


  • Promote psychological health and social well-being.
  • Helping to build a healthy and non judgmental relationship. 
  • It doesn’t feel like counseling/therapy/coaching.
  • People who may have trouble vocalizing themselves on a one on one basis.
  • The scenery, atmosphere helps to calm you and is very therapeutic.
  • You can get many of the same benefits without prescription drugs by using equine assisted counseling for PTSD.
  • Increase client retention in addiction treatment.
  • Self-efficacy and self-esteem building
  • Increased confidence
  • Trust development
  • Self-acceptance
  • Reductions in anxiety
  • Decreases in depression symptoms
  • Improved management of stress
  • Increased trust
  • Less feeling of depression and isolation
  • Increased self-esteem, self-acceptance, and social skills
  • Better impulse control
  • Increased problem-solving skills
  • Improved communication skills, including non-verbal
  • Better understanding of healthy boundaries and the importance of assertiveness
  • Learn to get outside own negative, self-absorbed thoughts and nurture another creature