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Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy


Unfortunately, Wild Hearts is not currently accepting new EFP clients. Please visit the PATH Intl. website to locate other programs and click on "Find a Center" under Quick Links.


Equine Facilitated Psychotheray (EFP) is an experiential form of therapy that allows the client to engage in activities with a horse that illustrate the dynamics that the client experiences in everyday living. This experience provides opportunities for the client to learn about themselves and new ways to cope with their everyday life. EFP is entirely unmounted and no prior horse experience is necessary.

What can I learn from EFP?

  • Life skills

  • Communication skills

  • Ways to be mindful and present in the moment

  • Coping strategies 

  • Increase your self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Anything you want... this is a personal, client- centered form of therapy and specific client objectives will be developed throughout the process.

About our therapist...


Nicole Long, LICSW
Nicole received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA. She has an undergraduates degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice from Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania. Nicole has been riding horses for over 20 years and is inspired by their strength, beauty, and spirit. In the same way, Nicole believes in the innate resiliency that all individuals have and is passionate about empowering every person to reach their full potential. Nicole is grounded in strength based practice and is experienced in working with survivors of trauma, elders, individuals with disabilities, as well as caregivers.

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