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Hope Reins
Therapy Helps:

  • Adolescents
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Personal Growth
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem



"Since my daughter started with the horses, she is initiating play with other kids!" - mother of 10 year old with autism "I really didn't think I could do this, but I can!" - 14 year old with depression




Welcome to Hope Reins Equine Therapy

Girl Equine therapyWelcome to Hope Reins! Have you been personally struggling and are beginning to feel hopeless? Or maybe you have lost sight of the positive about yourself or your loved ones. Is your family faced with relationship or interpersonal challenges?

At Hope Reins we are committed to finding creative and effective ways of helping you solve problems so you can once again see the purpose in your life. We want to help you get “unstuck”. We CAN give you a fresh perspective on the problem. We want you to have a chance to feel joy, laughter and hope in your life again.

Why Use Horses?

Horse’s sensitivity to communicating without words can provide incredible teaching opportunities about the power of our own body language and leadership skills. Many of us have no idea just how powerful our body language is…for good or bad. Since horses cannot lie, and they do not hold grudges they are uniquely able to provide honest, clear, and immediate communication about the effectiveness of our actions. Horses also live in social groups and they value their relationships and connections with each other. These relational attributes can provide excellent insights into our own relational skills and patterns.

How Does Hope Reins and Equine Therapy Work?

Equine Assisted LearningIn equine therapy counseling, the horse acts as a metaphor for relationships, which provides you the opportunity to look at what works, what doesn’t work, whose needs are being met, whose problem it is, and to take responsibility for recognizing how personal actions affect others.

Hope Reins utilizes the EAGALA method of Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy, in conjunction with cutting edge counseling services that include comprehensive Assessment and Diagnostic services, ADD and ADHD Testing, Coaching, Tutoring, and Traditional Counseling Services for Individuals, Children, Teens, Families and Couples struggling with marriages. We are dedicated to matching you up with the best clinician and method to help you feel hope again.


Hope Reins serves families, teens and individuals in the greater Fox Valley and Chicago, IL area including Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Barrigton Hills, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Hampshire, Huntley, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills Crystal Lake, Barlett, Carol Stream, Warranville, West Chicago and Wheaton.


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