Tailwinds Therapy offers a dynamic approach to helping individuals, couples, and families overcome their struggles through providing services that include both traditional in-office therapy sessions as well as a more hands-on approach to therapy through providing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy services. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) combines certified mental health treatment in… Continue reading New Openings for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
There is no denying that I am a life-long learner. I loved school growing up and attended seven years of college. Additionally, I chose a career that requires continued education and encourages constant self-development and improvement. But there is also no denying that I live a full and busy life. I don't always make time… Continue reading Top 12 Self-Help Books for 2019
Working up the courage to call a therapist to schedule an appointment can be an overwhelming task. The last thing you need when you finally work up the courage to call is to find yourself lost in a series of questions about insurance benefits and coverage. Even as a provider myself, I still get confused sometimes about what my insurance will or will not cover with my own plan, so I am here to try to break it down for you to understand.
My first horse ended up being a "lesson horse" we named Chance. He was a stunning leopard Appaloosa with blue roan up his head an neck. He was 12 and didn't have amazing confirmation, but he sure had color! He was sold to us as a "kid-friendly lesson horse" and we were told his only faults were that his ears were sensitive as if someone abused him in the past and that he did not like his hind feet trimmed. I was smitten and we bought him without having our trainer take a look. Oh, what a lesson horse he was....
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy offers a hands-on experience for youth to build healthy relationships, improve social and communication skills, gain insight about the impact of their behaviors, and to learn how to self-regulate during times of stress and frustration. Unlike traditional horsemanship, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy does not teach youth how to care for, handle, or ride horses. Instead, services are always ground-based and focus on the client’s experiences during their interactions with the horses.
While it is true that many people start feeling better as soon as they make contact with a therapist, it's a common misconception in therapy that once you start actually working through your issues that you will keep feeling better and better every time you attend a session.
"I'm tired of talking about it." I can't count the number of times I've heard clients utter these words with a sense of frustration, defeat, and exhaustion. While there can be benefits to reprocessing our feelings as we retell our stories in therapy, for some it just doesn't work. Some are too guarded to trust… Continue reading Why Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) might help you more than traditional therapy.
There’s just something magical about horses. I have felt it since I was a little girl and I still feel it today. Growing up, I was the only equestrian in my immediate family. What my parents thought was a normal interest for a little girl soon became a obsession. As a child, I wanted everything… Continue reading My Purpose: The WHY behind Tailwinds Therapy.
Welcome! “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” -- Sir Winston Churchill Hello and welcome. We look forward to bringing EAGALA certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) to the Central Valley. Stay tuned for updates on our progress in our launch.