At RDP, we use a ground-based equine therapy approach that is used to facilitate personal development and growth. Equine-assisted work often helps clients change and grow more effectively and quickly than traditional clinical and psycho-educational approaches. AT RDP, we use a ground-based equine therapy approach that is used to facilitate personal development and growth, in addition to better outcomes for concerns related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, substance use disorders and developmental disorders. The treatment team in this approach includes a horse, an equine specialist, and a licensed mental health clinician. Our licensed mental health therapist is certified in the EAGALA model. This is an experiential approach to counseling which allows individuals to walk through counseling building confidence and new insights as they are dealing with challenging situations in life. Horses are social animals, with distinct personalities and attributes. They have the unique ability to sense individual emotions and energy and react accordingly, creating powerful, reflective moments in counseling.