During this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, we at Hope Reins are providing critical counseling services utilizing telehealth and virtual equine therapy. We began exploring "virtual equine therapy" so clients could continue their therapy during this time of stress and fear. We were uncertain about whether virtual equine would work but after implementing practice and discounted sessions, we saw its power and effectiveness and decided to offer services to all our clients as well as new clients.
Since then we have been witness to many powerful and surprising moments of joy, as well as transformation. As we all struggle with stress and social distancing issues, we at Hope Reins are also wrestling with these struggles. Surprisingly working with horses provides a unique and safe way to explore the unique challenges of too much or too little "social distance".
We have discovered some clients find it too difficult to feel connected in this way and as a result, we are exploring ways to support our clients with online art therapy and other means of virtual therapy. Even so we are all looking forward to opening our doors up again when the Illinois guidelines are finalized. Please call 847-612-4309 for more information about setting up a session.