Equines for Freedom-PTSD Therapy

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General Information
Description of ProgramEquines for Freedom (EFF) is a nonprofit organization that treats active and former military personnel who are experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), no matter the source of the trauma. EFF uses one of the most effective treatments available; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which offers clients a nontraditional approach to therapy. This therapy combines a licensed mental health professional, a certified equine specialist, and a therapy horse to create a research-based treatment model which strives to resolve emotional difficulties caused by disturbing, difficult, or frightening life experiences. The horse is an integral part of treatment because horses are prey animals and therefore are extremely alert and sensitive to the emotions of those around them. Clients learn to identify their own emotional state by observing the horse’s reactions. The horse also helps the client stay grounded as they process past traumas.
Geographic AreaWyoming area
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 12150 Port Royal Rd
Physical Site City, State, ZipClarks Summit, PA 18411
Mailing Address 1P.O. Box 53
Mailing City, State, ZipFactoryville, PA 18419
Main Phone570-665-2483
Program Emaileff@equinesforfreedom.org
Web Addressequinesforfreedom.org
Director Information
Director's NameBarbara Cocolin
Director's PositionPresident
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Equines for Freedom
This Program: Equines for Freedom-PTSD Therapy
Affiliated Services: Equines for Freedom-PTSD Therapy