Equines for Freedom-PTSD Therapy
Equines for Freedom
EFF uses one of the most effective treatments available; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which offers clients a nontraditional approach to therapy.

This therapy combines a licensed mental health professional, a certified equine specialist, and a therapy horse to create a research-based treatment model which strives to resolve emotional difficulties caused by disturbing, difficult, or frightening life experiences.

The horse is an integral part of treatment because horses are prey animals and therefore are extremely alert and sensitive to the emotions of those around them.

Clients learn to identify their own emotional state by observing the reaction from the horse. The horse also helps the client stay grounded as the client processes past traumas.
2150 Port Royal Rd
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Eligibility: People with current or prior military experience and First Responders in Northeast Pennsylvania and surrounding areas
Hours: By Appointment Only
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (570) 319-9684 Main
  • (570) 319-9684 Main
  • (570) 319-9684 Main
Email Address: EFF@EquinesForFreedom.org
Intake Requirements: Contact Equines For Freedom by phone, on our website (equinesforfreedom.org) or via email (eff@equinesforfreedom.org). Any inquiries are passed along to our intake team who will contact the client directly for the next step.
Intake Procedure: Contacting Equines For Freedom will begin the intake process and the Therapy Team will contact the client to schedule sessions.
Helpful Tips: Where other types of therapy have failed, Equines For Freedom has a great success rate.
Fee Amounts: All Equines For Freedom services are completely FREE and 100 percent confidential.
Wait List: There is no wait list, per say. The only delay is to arrange an acceptable schedule between a new client and therapist.
Facility/ADA access: The Equines For Freedom facility is ADA accessible but is comprised of a barn and arena with some uneven ground between areas.
Languages Spoken: English
Service Contact: Any service contracts are confidentially maintained between the Therapy Team and client.
Capacity Limitations: Therapy sessions are limited to members of the Therapy Team and client. Availability for sessions is limited to number of available horses and therapists.
Insurance Accepted: Since all Equines For Freedom services are completely FREE and 100 percent confidential, no insurance plans are accepted.
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Equines for Freedom-PTSD Therapy
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