Connecting with nature and animals has a positive impact on mental health and overall well-being for humans. I offer Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and Nature-based Therapy through Willow Equine and Kindred Equestrian in Mooresville (only about an hour from the Winston Salem area, less than an hour from Charlotte). Nature-based sessions allow you to enjoy the therapeutic and meditative benefits of being in a beautiful natural outdoor setting during your sessions. Equine-assisted psychotherapy is not therapy for horses, riding, or horsemanship. This powerful approach to therapy combines evidence-based approaches (DBT, CBT, etc.) and interactions with horses in a natural environment. Through these experiences, you will gain insight into yourself, relationships, and life while learning ways to cope and overcome barriers. All activities are ground-based, so no horse/riding experience is necessary. Equine sessions can be the primary method of therapy or in addition to office-based sessions. Perfect for those that recognize the therapeutic benefits of animals, love the outdoors, or want an alternative to traditional "talk-therapy."
I also offer office based sessions at a non-traditional, but private farm location in Mooresville and at an office building in Winston-Salem, near the Ardmore and Hanes mall area. I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which focuses on learning and practicing skills proven to be helpful for coping with intense emotions, improving interactions with others, and increasing mindfulness. These skills along with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help you to validate yourself, question negative self-talk, and feel more comfortable expressing yourself to others. Great for those experiencing depression, anxiety, and those wanting to build their own identity and set boundaries with others. Adult and Adolescent DBT skills groups are available at the Mooresville office.
I accept Cigna, BCBS, and self-pay at all locations. Reduced rates may be available to those with financial need or preferring to use self-pay. Sessions are by appointment only, availability generally ranges from 11:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday, but some evening and weekend sessions may be available. Contact today or check out my website for additional information about services provided. Email for most immediate response.