Adjunct Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

"I often send patients to Lottie for EAP sessions when they seem 'stuck' or I sense resistance. Lottie is excellent at  supporting and challenging patients as needed.  After sessions 'at the ranch,' patients  have a clearer idea of their personal strengths and responsibilities and always want to go back later to gauge their progress."

-Nancy Hamilton Rotholz, LCSW

Relationship development and group interdependency are emphasized throughout our EAL youth programs.  Each participant is paired with one horse for the duration of their involvement and individual challenges are accomplished in partnership with their horse.  Strong relationships are also fostered between peers, as group activities create a sense of shared purpose and accomplishment. 

(757) 784-4461

Psychotherapy & Learning

(757) 784-4461

 Psychotherapy & Learning

GROUNDWORK

Lottie Grimes is listed at  AllTherapist.com

I provide supervision for LPC candidates and others who would like to learn more about the field of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.

Equine-Assisted Learning Groups for Children and Adolescents

   Counselor Supervision with    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Focus

GROUNDWORK

I collaborate with private practitioners to use Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy as an adjunct to office-based talk therapy with individuals, couples and families.  Adjunct sessions directly support your work with your clients; use EAP to identify areas of strength or struggle, provide direction for future work, or encourage clients to practice new skills during real challenges.  You can observe, participate or check-in after a session to integrate your client's experience into your work together.

While each EAL group is individualized to best support the treatment objectives and mission of the contracting agency, all groups are strongly influenced by the tenants of Positive Youth Development; that all youth have similar needs for attachment, belonging, power and excitement and that some youth simply have fewer social assets to draw upon in meeting their needs.  When given access to supports and pro-social opportunities focusing on skill development, attachment and engagement, all youth have the capacity to become valuable assets to their communities.

EFFECTIVE               ENGAGING               EMPOWERING