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Dialectical behavioral therapy, DBT, teaches skills for managing our lives.  Developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan and her colleagues at the University of Washington, DBT addresses problems in regulating emotions, behavior, and thinking while improving relationship skills.

HORSES, our equine facilitated DBT program, allows participants of all ages to practice their DBT skills in the moment as they engage in their healing process with the horses.  Work with equines allows us the opportunity to learn from our mistakes in a non-judgmental atmosphere, practice mindfulness, regulate our moods, manage change, and achieve balancein daily living.

Sessions are customized to address the specific needs of the client.  Sessions include both mounted and unmounted opportunities. 

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