Equine Assisted Therapy
At the heart of all issues is relationship- with yourself and with others. Equine Asssisted Therapy partners in relationship with the animals to help you become aware of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Since the animals can give you feedback in real time, you are able to recognize and practice changing unhealthy relationship patterns. Applying healthy relationship principles from Natural Lifemanship (by Tim D. Jobe and Bettina N. Shultz-Jobe) can empower you to build healthy and functional relationships built on trust, respect and understanding. These principles are first learned with the animal and then applied to your relationship with yourself and others. This cutting edge experiential therapy can help you make changes in yourself which can improve all your relationships- with yourself and with others. Give it a try!
Traumatic memories are stored differently in the brain
One moment becomes "frozen in time," and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time -images, sounds, smells, and feelings haven’t changed. Such memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people.
In EMDR, we use bilateral stimulation- many times with eye movements. The eye movements access the right and left hemisphere which appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
There is a lot of research on the effectiveness of EMDR to relieve trauma symptoms from big T-Traumas (like sexual assault), and little-t traumas (like painful conversations that replay in your mind).
Ask more about it or go to http://emdria.site-ym.com to find out more
Play is the language of children! Play therapy gives children the opportunity to "play out" their thoughts and feelings and traumatic experiences. We can provide indoor and outdoor play experiences with or without the inclusion of animal partners.
We have the option at Rockhill Counseling to be able to have sessions in a comfortable climate controlled indoor office or out in nature walking, swinging, sitting, or interacting with the animals. We used evidence based practices along with experiencial modalities that get your whole body involved. We can incorporate your spiritual beliefs in any of the types of counseling.
Your counselor will meet with you to discuss your needs and options and develop an individualized treatment plan.
We work with individuals in all ages and stages- from children through geriatric and with those experiencing all kinds of difficulties within themselves and with others.
Couples & Families
Relationships can be complicated to manage. We will work with you to strengthen your family and or partnership by helping you get to the heart of your issues, teaching you skills and helping you practice them.
Sexual Behavior Problems
Relationship with ourselves and others can be strained or broken due to pornography or allegations of a sexual offense. We can help with counseling, psycho-sexual assessments and risk assessments.
With juveniles or adults accused or convicted of a sexual offense we can provide safety plans, chaperone training, boundaries counseling and sex offender treatment.