Counseling Services

Ivey Ranch is a comprehensive Equine-Assisted Services (EAS) facility.

We offer horsemanship and riding programs for special needs and able-bodied individuals as well as Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)  and therapy services.

Get started in an equine assisted program that’s right for you.

Take our short quiz and discover what program best fits your interests:

Would you like to join a riding program?

Do you have a current medical diagnosis from a doctor, currently take medication, or see a therapist?

Would you like to be with horses, (not as a rider) and join an experiential learning program?

Would you like to be with horses, (not a rider), and work with a therapist to address problems or concerns you are currently having?

Would you like to be with horses and volunteer your time to learn more about them?

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)

Our equine-assisted services are tailored to meet the needs of clients with or without physical, developmental, cognitive, or behavioral challenges. We also have counseling programs that are facilitated by mental health professionals and licensed therapists.

Whether you choose equine-assisted learning or counseling services, our programs are designed to be recreational, enriching, and therapeutic.

Ivey Ranch values the power of horses as partners. We “join up” with our equine partners to support our diverse community and the challenges we face as individuals. Together, we strive for a better and more balanced way of being.

What Is EAL?

At Ivey Ranch, EAL clients will team up with horses and equine experts who facilitate fun, recreational, and enriching activities. Clients are led through tailored lesson plans intended to spark both knowledge-based and experiential learning, while also tapping into creative, out-of-the-box thinking.

How EAL Helps

Our equine-assisted learning services provide new ways to navigate challenges, improve communication, and practice critical thinking and problem-solving. Each session seeks to spark creative and multifaceted thinking. Ultimately, the Ivey Ranch EAL experience is geared to promote physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral strength and well-being.

We Offer Services That Support Formal and Informal Education and Personal Development for Individuals, Families, Groups, and Organizations

People who want to strengthen their wellbeing:

  • Physical wellness
  • Emotional or mental-health wellness
  • Relational wellness
  • Intellectual, developmental, or behavioral wellness

Those looking for innovative ways to learn, grow, and contribute:

  • Learn about horses and working in the equine environment
  • Learn ways to increase cooperation and effective communication
  • Learn about community service, citizenship, and social responsibility
  • Learn how to be stronger leaders and teammates
  • Veterans and military families
  • Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking
  • Individuals facing issues related to substance abuse
  • Individuals who are coping with PTSD or TBI
  • At-risk youth and populations
  • Individuals suffering from depression or anxiety disorders
  • Individuals who face intellectual, developmental, or behavioral challenges
  • Scouts and similar organizations
  • Senior-citizen groups
  • Home-schools
  • Public, charter, and private schools
  • Businesses and corporate organizations

EAL in personal development: Clients work through wellness activities that focus more on new ways to face life challenges. Coaching may address problem-solving, decision making, critical and creative thinking, and effective verbal and non-verbal communication.

EAL in education: Clients of all ages work through learning activities that focus more on academic growth and inspire knowledge building, critical thinking, problem-solving, character development, and life skills.

EAL in organizations: Clients from businesses, corporations, or organizations work in groups through activities that address and strengthen work dynamics and performance such as team building and leadership.

EAL for personal development – $50/session (Minimum 4, 50-minutes sessions)
EAL in education – $40/session (Minimum 4 participants; 4, 50-minute sessions)
EAL in organizations– $100/person (Minimum 4 participants; 2-hour session)

Equine Assisted Counsiling (EAC)

Types of Therapy Services

  • Counseling with a professional social worker or Marriage Family Therapist (MFT)
  • Psychotherapy with a Psychologist or Psychotherapist

INQUIRY

Sign up for a service below and we will contact you a.s.a.p. for specific scheduling.



    *EAL and EAC services are only provided during daylight hours

    *If not for an individual, total group size (max 8 per group)

    *We can facilitate multiple groups, up to ~120 people.


    We Offer Services That Support Formal and Informal Education and Personal Development for Individuals, Families, Groups, and Organizations

    Sessions are tailored to meet goals of individuals, couples, families, or small groups—so almost anyone who is seeking professional therapy can benefit from EAC. Counselors have found equine-assisted therapy beneficial for those who are managing mental health issues, physical challenges, developmental challenges, relationship issues, and trauma.

    • Veterans and military families
    • Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking
    • People facing issues related to substance abuse
    • People who are coping with PTSD or TBI
    • At-risk youth and populations
    • Those suffering from depression or anxiety disorders
    • People who are working to improve relationships

    EAC for an individual – $150/session (50-minutes)
    EAC for a couple or family – $175/session (50-minute sessions)
    EAC for a group – $100/person (Minimum 4 participants; 2-hour session)