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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

At The Journey Counselling and Psychotherapy, we deeply value the profound connection between humans and horses. We harness this connection to foster healing and growth in our clients.


Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a distinctive therapeutic approach that integrates horses into the healing process. Unlike traditional therapy settings, EAP takes place in a dynamic outdoor environment. Here, clients engage in activities with horses under the expert guidance of licensed therapists and equine specialists.


Horses possess remarkable sensitivity, mirroring human emotions and behaviours without judgement. Through structured activities such as grooming, leading, and groundwork exercises, clients gain deeper insights into themselves and their relationships. The horse becomes a trusted partner in the therapeutic journey, offering immediate feedback that can be applied to real-life situations.


At times, life’s challenges may lead us away from our innate capacity for compassion and connection. EAP is a versatile modality that supports individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, conflict resolution, self-esteem issues and stress management.

Healing Begins with Horses
Equine Assisted Therapy is available in Linwood, Ontario

Equine therapy addresses the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit, promoting holistic well-being. Through active, hands-on experiences, clients strengthen their nonverbal communication skills, deepening their understanding of their own needs.


Horses, with their gentle and patient nature, provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for emotional growth. Clients learn to regulate their emotions and develop coping skills while fostering compassion and confidence through their interactions with these majestic creatures.


If you’re not yet ready to engage directly with a horse, you can still benefit from the therapeutic environment by simply observing these majestic creatures from afar in the pasture or barn. Nature’s backdrop provides an essential element for your therapeutic journey.


Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing? Contact us today to learn more about our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy programs and start your path towards a happier, healthier life. Take the first step towards healing, one hoofbeat at a time.

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Other Therapy Topics

Relationship Therapy

This type of therapy is offered to individuals and pairs/groups, encompassing various types of relationships such as friends, roommates, couples, and family.

  • Attachment Styles 

  • Relationship trauma

  • Break-ups  

  • Parenting 

  • Divorce 

  • Family Conflict 

  • Communication Skills 


Life Transitions and Stress Management 

  • Academic Issues 

  • Career Issues 

  • Coping Skills 


Grief and Loss 

  • Relationship Loss 

  • Pet Loss 


  • ADHD

  • Autism 

Emotional Therapy and Mood Disorders 

  • Emotional Management 

  • Anger Management 

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Social Anxiety 


Cultural Adjustment and Therapy for Immigrants 


Trauma and PTSI 

  • Childhood Trauma 



Chronic Pain and Somatic Healing 


Self- Esteem/ Self-Identity and Body Image 

  • Self-harming

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