Goals 4 Success has been serving the Las Vegas Community since May 2010. we pride ourselves on providing innovative and effective treatment using horses as the medium. Children and adults benefit enormously from this unique and successful approach to facilitating behavioral change and growth
Horses mirror human behavior and are very adept at providing insight and solutions to a myriad of presenting problems faced by the individual
We offer two main areas of treatment using horses
Equine Psychotherapy incorporates horses experientially to facilitate emotional growth and learning. It is a collaborative effort between the therapist and equine specialist who work together with clients and horses to address treatment goals and needs.
Equine Psychotherapy is experiential in nature.
This means that participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) feelings, behaviors, and patterns. The main focus is on horse behavior which translates to the behaviors of the client or indivudual in the clients life . Focusing on horse behavior reduces the personal element of ‘all eyes on me’ and expectations of having to share feelings and emotions, results in clients being more receptive to sharing their story through the actions of the horses. Clients come to their ‘aha’ moment in their own time and at their own pace.
Not all programs or individuals who use horses practice Equine Psychotherapy. For one, licensed and properly qualified mental health professionals need to be involved. The focus of Equine Psychotherapy is not riding or horsemanship. The focus of EP involves setting up ground activities involving the horses, requiring the client or group to apply certain skills.
Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving, leadership, work, taking responsibility, teamwork and relationships, confidence, and attitude are several examples of the tools utilized and developed by EP.
Equine Psychotherapy has proved to be a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, famlies, and groups. Equine Psychotherapy addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.
Equine Assisted Learning:
Equine assisted Learning also requires a team comprising of the mental health specialist and equine specialist working together with the client and horses. , Equine Assisted Learning focuses on developing specific skills such as effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, behavior modification, team work , leadership skills etc.