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Addiction Counseling Services Integrated with Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Addiction Counseling Services Integrated with Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Addiction Counseling Services Integrated with Equine Assisted PsychotherapyAddiction Counseling Services Integrated with Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

New Program for Adolescents

Kids In Charge with Knowledge (K.I.C.K)

What is K.I.C.K. About?

This is a brand new program designed specifically for children, school-aged up to later adolescents, which is focused on practical skill-building through the use of Equine (horse) assisted learning (EAL) and psychotherapy (EAP). 29:11 Foundation partners with In a Moment, LLC to offer both their life coaching and our counseling approach in a combination that is effective, helpful, and unlike any other program in Colorado that utilizes horses' in delivery of services. Read more about K.I.C.K. here.


What if my child may have/has trauma, is this the best approach?

The simple answer is "no", not as a stand-alone service. Trauma in any human is nothing to take lightly when determining the best approach for services, especially when it comes to children. We offer a brief assessment before any therapeutic services are delivered to screen for potential indicators that trauma responses are present and a full evaluation may be required before any therapy begins. Not all therapeutic services are appropriate for individuals suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and you must seek the help of organizations or private practices that are licensed to assess and treat this challenging area of mental health. Although we do not offer either the full assessment or services that treat PTSD, we are prepared to offer information and resources we trust in the community to get you connected with the right place. Once the individual has begun treatment for the trauma, with the treating agencies collaboration, equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning may run concurrently with other mental health services. 


NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER: Parents, please do your homework when it comes to choosing the best approach and therapist for your child. There are countless numbers of providers that profess to be trauma therapists, healers, coaches, etc., and many are convincing but not formally trained/educated/licensed. Here in Colorado, it requires an individual to obtain a graduate (master's) degree in a human service field (Clinical Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family, etc.) to be certified in trauma-specific interventions. It is not necessarily illegal for someone to offer trauma-informed services that do not have a license, nor does every licensed individual know how to treat trauma, this is why doing some research and knowing what questions to ask can make all the difference. Working with trauma can be dangerous and harmful if not done properly and an assessment should always be conducted to justify any intervention, especially those related to trauma. 

Child and adolescent therapy/coaching is now available with Equine assisted services.

Child and adolescent therapy/coaching is now available with Equine assisted services.