In equine therapy counseling, the horse acts as a metaphor for relationships, which provides clients 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 Coaching, 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.
At Hope Reins our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) learning programs are all customized for our client's individual needs. Our equine therapy activities assist clients of all ages to improve their self-esteem, build confidence, social skills, communication skills, relationships and personal awareness. With these equine-assisted activities, our clients learn to establish reasonable boundaries, earn respect and improve their communications skills.
The equine-assisted therapy teams at Hope Reins specialize in the treatment of complex trauma, ADHD, anxiety, behavior disorders, chemical dependency, depression, grief, self-injury, PTSD, autism, and other mental health or relationship issues.
Hope Reins provides counseling for a wide range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, marriage problems, autism, anxiety, conflict resolution, relationships, divorce, self-esteem in children, parenting, personal growth, adolescents and adults. They also create customized personal growth and development programs utilizing equine therapy which are highly effective, and assist in all areas including:
Equine therapy is the discipline of using horses as a means to provide metaphoric experiences in order to promote emotional growth. The horses provide an excellent way for troubled youth to react when they are otherwise therapy resistant. Equine therapists will usually teach many lessons on ways in which horses learn, react, and follow instructions to the lives of youth themselves.
Hope Reins also offers a variety of customized corporate team building, leadership, communication and professional growth programs.
Just say Neigh!!
This program will help you learn to communicate more effectively. Since 90% of communication is non-verbal, horses can be great instructors in the art of clear communication. Make sure your yes is yes and your neigh is neigh! Come and let our horse observers help you develop clear and loving communication skills.
How’s Your Herd?
Experience a fun day of team building as you add new members from the “horse set” to your herd. Horses live in herds so there are more than one set of eyes to watch for danger. Experience fun activities that will help you assess your “herd” so that you can build more effective teams at your business, school, church or organization
The Speed of the Leader…
What kind of leader are you? What kind would you like to be? Learn about how to be an effective leader as our horse and human facilitators help us think about what makes an effective leader.
Please contact us to discuss your corporate team building goals.
To get started, or if you have questions, please email us or call Director Debbie Hirschberg at
Hope Reins serves families, teens and individuals in the greater Fox Valley and Chicago, IL area including Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Hampshire, Huntley, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills Crystal Lake, Bartlett, Carol Stream, Warrenville, West Chicago and Wheaton.