Seeking out help for your child can be a daunting and scary task that you never planned to be a part of your story, just like the trauma they have faced. Trauma can be one of those over used therapy-words but it essentially is any experience that was too stressful to cope with and often happened in the absence of caring attachments. That could be abuse, neglect, relationship disruption such as adoption or foster care, witnessing domestic violence, accidents, and many more. These experiences actually change the brain and make areas for safety over-used and "muscled" and areas for problem solving, thinking, and relationships weaker and undeveloped. It also disrupts the development of managing feelings and body energy, or regulation. Can I get a witness for trauma-kids who tantrum at 13 years old or do other things that frustrate and baffle us? Their brain has changed! This is not something a child or person can "just move past" without reorganizing the brain- and that happens in secure relationships. Wholehearted Herd Counseling, LLC provides individual psychotherapy services to children and adolescents with the Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Therapy™ (TF-EAP) model. This model helps to reorganize (rewire) the brain by learning skills for regulating oneself, building healthy attachments, and processing trauma. Click here to read more about the process. Wholehearted Herd Counseling, LLC also provides EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Repressing) treatment in combination with the horses to provide healing for traumatic memories and PTSD symptoms. Click here to learn more about EMDR therapy.
There is hope to help your child to heal their brain and build healthy relationships. Email to find out more information on how to begin services firstname.lastname@example.org