Equine Therapy & Counseling Sessions in Longmont, CO - Psychotherapy with Horses

Adults (18+) and Adolescents/Teenagers (11-18 years old)

Telehealth and In-person Therapy Sessions Available

African American man and horse making a spiritual connection.

"There is something about the outside of a horse, that is good for the inside of a human being.”

Sometimes we reach out for support when:

  • Experiencing high levels of anxiety, panic attacks or the feeling of life being out of control
  • Seeking parenting support/coaching for a child or teenager
  • Wanting to reduce stress and live a more manageable, and heart-centered life
  • Feeling the need to change an aspect of life, such as work, relationships, and location so that it aligns more with your values
  • Desiring a healthy relationship with self and others
  • Needing support to heal trauma and stuck feelings
Erin Tanner with horse

This is the work I am passionate about.

I have an integrative psychotherapeutic approach that stems from a mind/body perspective. I integrate Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Skills.

Start Your Mental and Emotional Healing With Integrative Psychotherapy near Boulder, CO

Our mental health is a vital part of our whole being, and together with our bodies, it works so that we can have balance. Still, things throw that balance off in life and create some form of instability. Psychotherapy services can help patients cope with depression, anxiety, and more. Erin Tanner Jospe is a highly-skilled and passionate equine-assisted psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher in Longmont near Boulder, CO.

What Are Psychotherapy Services?

Psychotherapy services help individuals manage and cope with life’s stressors that link to mental and emotional wellness. Many people struggle with chronic stress, which can lead to inflammation and nervous system and chemical imbalance, causing depression and anxiety, amongst other conditions. Psychotherapy can help patients gain control and start living and feeling happier and whole.

Understand yourself

What challenges do you face?  In psychotherapy, the client learns about stressors that cause them to fluctuate in mood from extreme highs to extreme lows. Knowing what triggers your emotions, acknowledging them, and taking a step to manage them are one of the many areas psychotherapy can help.

Learn to cope in a healthy way

Sometimes individuals resort to unhealthy ways of dealing with difficult times, especially if they have experienced a life-changing or traumatic event. Unhealthy coping mechanisms may include self-harm or substance abuse. Mental health therapy helps individuals learn healthy coping strategies and support emotional well-being.

When Looking For a Therapist...

It essential to find a safe place to dive deeper into aspects of ourselves in order to heal and transform.

It is possible to transform beliefs and habitual patterns. But we all know it can be hard to change, and it can take time. 

I believe that with self-compassion, anyone can move from feeling stuck, anxious, angry, and/or depressed to embodying inner freedom and ease, while embracing all that life has to offer.

wildsong ranch in longmont co

I can support you on this journey.

Many of the individuals I work with are experiencing the challenges and joys of new motherhood, or they have experienced a devastating loss, such as a stillbirth or miscarriage. Many clients need some support through the postpartum period after having a baby and are seeking accessible skills that reduce stress and anxiety.

The adolescents I work with often are in need of coping strategies to reduce anxiety and stress. Many want to feel empowered in their social/peer relationships, or are struggling with body image, or sensory challenges. In my sessions with adolescents, I use a variety of techniques such as art therapy, internal family systems, and gestalt to help them feel more connected to their inner world and more comfortable with themselves in relationships with others. Over time, they learn to feel safe exploring their inner world and expressing themselves authentically.

Choices are essential in building trust

At Wildsong Ranch, every client has the choice to work with the horses in person or remotely through telehealth. Some clients prefer to work outdoors, such as by the pond or on a walk around the ranch’s 40 acres. Others prefer a quiet, calm setting, such as grooming their horse and learning how to communicate with them. The opportunity to horseback ride happens after trust and connection is established on the ground.

Young woman hiking

"Out beyond the world of ideas of wrong doing and right
doing, there is a field. I will meet you there."

Areas of specialty:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Attachment Issues
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Pre/Peri/Post-natal Support
  • Interpersonal/Intrapersonal communication
  • Mindfulness 
  • Body Image/Self-Harm/Self-Esteem
  • Parent Coaching
  • Interpersonal neurobiology

What are the benefits of working with horses in psychotherapy?

There are several potential benefits to partnering with horses in psychotherapy:

  1. Nonverbal communication: Horses are sensitive to nonverbal cues, such as body language and facial expressions, and can help people become more aware of their own nonverbal communication and how it affects others.
  2. Emotional regulation: Working with horses can help people learn to regulate their emotions and manage stress more effectively.
  3. Trust and relationship-building: Building trust and forming a positive relationship with a horse can help people develop better communication and social skills, and can also improve self-esteem and confidence.

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

To learn more about how horses can help please refer to The Natural Lifemanship Site, which is my main orientation to this therapeutic approach. 

What are the benefits of Somatic Psychotherapy?

Somatic psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on the relationship between the mind and the body. It recognizes the importance of the body and its sensations, emotions, and behaviors in psychological well-being and the healing process. Some potential benefits of somatic psychology include:

  1. Improved awareness and regulation of the body: Somatic psychology helps individuals become more aware of and attuned to their physical sensations, which can improve their ability to regulate their emotions and behaviors.
  2. Increased self-regulation and self-awareness: By focusing on the body, somatic psychology can help individuals become more aware of their internal experiences and develop more effective coping strategies.
  3. Enhanced physical and emotional well-being: Somatic psychology can help individuals better understand the connection between their physical and emotional states, which can improve their overall well-being.
  4. Improved ability to manage stress: By learning how to regulate the body’s stress response, individuals may be better able to manage stress and reduce the negative effects of stress on their physical and emotional health.
  5. Greater capacity for healing: Somatic psychology can help individuals address physical and emotional issues at their root cause, leading to more lasting and effective healing.
purple lotus

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."

Intensive 2-hour to 2-day Integrative Psychotherapy Sessions:

Experience the benefits of a deeper healing journey with our Integrative Psychotherapy Sessions. These sessions range from 2 hours to 2 days and provide an opportunity for a more profound connection with yourself and your horse. With the added time, the pressure of a traditional 60-minute session disappears, allowing for greater shifts in your healing process. Our team approach also includes options for massage therapy, acupuncture, and other complementary healing modalities to enhance your experience. For more information and to schedule your session, contact us here.

How Erin Tanner Jospe's Psychotherapy Services in Longmont, CO Can Help You

  • Patients begin their treatment with a holistic and integrative healing approach to treat the symptoms and the root of the condition.
  • Mindful meditation and learning to live in the present moment each day.
  • Somatic and trauma-informed methodologies.
  • Equine-assisted psychotherapy at Wildsong Ranch offers an opportunity to embrace nature, curiosity, and healing. 

We may not always know what life holds for us, but we can learn to balance life by developing healthy mental  and emotional health. Get in touch with Erin Tanner Jospe today and take the first step towards self-care and wellness.

Fees and Scheduling:

Psychotherapy sessions (includes Tele-health) – $175/hour

** At this time, I am unable to take insurance, however I can provide you with an insurance superbill that can be submitted bi-weekly or monthly to insurance companies. I will soon be accepting Blue Cross and United Insurance. 

Supervision for graduate students: $120/hour

As a credentialed supervisor in Colorado, I provide supervision hours for graduate students in the counseling field seeking an LPC or building their equine-assisted psychotherapy or general counseling practices.

For more questions or to schedule, please contact us here. 

New Client Special Offer

15% Off

your first session or an upcoming workshop/group