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Young boy receiving occupational therapy as he sits on a horse and loops a ring as he works with Amanda Moody.

Our Services

Unique Therapies and Strategies Enhanced by Equines

Occupational Therapy

An occupational therapist (OT) focuses on the things you want and need to do in your daily life. Occupational therapy intervention uses everyday life activities (occupations) to promote health, well-being, and your ability to participate in the important activities in your life. This includes any meaningful activity that a person wants to accomplish, including taking care of yourself and your family, working, volunteering, and going to school, among many others.

 

Some common underlying skill deficits that can be barriers to successful engagement in occupations addressed by OTs are:

 

  • Gross and fine motor

  • Cognitive and executive functioning 

  • Sensory processing

  • Visual-perceptual and visual motor skills

  • Social skills 

  • Self-care/Activities of daily living (ADLs)

Occupational therapist, Amanda Moody, works with a toddler at Trio Therapy Partners.
Physical therapist, Lauren Cremonese, works with a young boy as he throws a ball in a hoop at Trio Therapy Partners.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with limitations in functional mobility. It can help improve but not limited to:

  • Strength

  • Balance 

  • Coordination

  • Muscle Flexibility

  • Body Awareness

  • Motor Planning

  • Ambulation

Mental Health Counseling

Mental health counseling can help empower and educate individuals, families, and/or groups to help improve their emotional, psychological, and social well-being.


A licensed mental health provider at Trio can help determine how equine interactions, movement, or aspects of the equine environment may enhance a client’s individualized treatment plan with the goals of improving the client’s cognitive, behavioral, emotional, or psychological function for improved health and wellness.

Mental Health counseling can help with but is not limited to:
 

  • Guidance in self-exploration and self-discovery

  • Provide support and validation

  • Foster change of self-defeating behaviors and habits

  • Improve self-esteem and self-acceptance

  • Guidance in finding purpose

  • Improve expression and management of emotions

  • Safe outlet to unload frustrations, grievances

  • Foster hope, motivation, and encouragement

  • Teach effective skills for communication and problem-solving
     

Why Equine Interactions?

  • The concept that horses might be helpful or healing to people struggling with mental health issues is based on the idea that horses (as domesticated prey animals) are extremely sensitive to changes in human beings (as predatory creatures).

    Due to their sensitivity, horses react and respond to people differently based on the person's emotional state. The horse acts as a large biofeedback machine, providing the client and the therapist with information regarding the client's moods and changes within those moods.

    If a client arrives anxious, the horse will act and respond one way. If the client is able to reduce his or her anxiety, the horse's behaviors will also change. This provides a plethora of information and skill-building opportunities for both the client and the therapist.

Young girl in a safety helmet pets a horse during a mental health counseling session at Trio Therapy Partners.
Young girl leads a horse with a rope during an equine-assisted learning session at Trio Therapy Partners.

Equine-Assisted
Learning (EAL)

EAL is a non-therapy service where trained instructors (ESMHL) leverage experiential learning opportunities with horses and the equine environment to promote wellness. The focus of EAL can be used to enhance education, organizations, and personal development.

EAL is used to facilitate personal growth and other life skills through equine interaction activities with equines.  These activities include primarily groundwork activities with our equine partners.​

Benefits include but are not limited to: 
 

  • Improved self-confidence

  • Greater understanding of leadership and decision-making skills

  • Improved understanding of an individual’s non-verbal skills 

  • Greater connection within relationships
     

Equine-assisted learning services at Trio can be individual or group sessions. 
 

The sky's the limit for experiential learning and equine-assisted activities!

Scheduling

Please contact us directly for appointments.

Billing & Payments

Please contact us directly for our fee schedule and information regarding insurance reimbursement.

Other Funding Sources

Trio Therapy Partners offers financial assistance based on financial need.   Please inquire for more information as certain criteria must be met.

 

Additionally, we accept funding from outside sources and have had families/individuals obtain funding through different local resources/agencies.

We look forward to 
hearing from you.
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