Strides’ mission is to provide unique equine experiences that promote learning opportunities that strengthen and develop lives. Strides to Success combines a research-based learning model with metaphoric experiences that encourage personal growth and development in both adults and youth.
Because of the diverse range of expertise among our staff, Strides to Success custom builds the experience for each client. We do not offer canned programs but rather take the time to understand each individuals’ goals and needs to customize the equine experience for the best outcome. Strides menu of services includes three areas of service:
- Mental Health Therapy with 4 licensed clinical therapists that have extensive experience in complex trauma, high conflict relationships, women issues, sexual abuse, behavioral issues, PTSD and attachment. Traditional talk therapy, art therapy, therapy incorporating horses and play therapy are all utilized depending on the client’s needs. A Speech-Language Therapist is also available.
- Life Coaching /K.I.D. Mentoring programs are offered utilizing both the farm, nature and experiences with horses. These programs serve individuals or groups that are seeking to make change or to explore how to maximize their given talents and strengths. This is a non-therapy approach to helping kids navigate daily challenges with school, home life or social skills. This service is led by experienced instructors with a variety of teaching, mental health and wellness backgrounds.
- Professional Development/Trainings/Workshops are offered throughout the year to help EAL professionals, educators or therapists learn the advanced facilitation skills needed for this work. We know that you love what you do, and we want you to do what you love, and make a living at what you love to do!”
Why reinvent the wheel? Strides to Success was the first center in the United States to become accredited incorporating mental health standards. Strides to Success is nationally recognized for the creation of many proven equine-assisted curriculums and resources. Our resources also include school-based equine-assisted learning curricula, and activity resources. Strides also offers in-depth and researched mental health treatment plans and processes.