We are honored to share the benefits of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) with our military, veterans and their families.
Our Approach to Healing
Courageous Hearts’ mental health team has specialized training and experience in the military community. We understand how to provide the best services possible to meet the unique needs of active military members, veterans and their families.
Service members face special demands as they fulfill their duties, placing them at a higher risk of experiencing trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use disorder (OUD) and more. In fact, according to research estimates, the prevalence of OUD is seven times greater among veterans than the U.S. population at large.
Unique challenges like this require a unique approach to healing. Like the military culture that values hands-on “doing,” Eagala model equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is also action-oriented and relies on your experience with the horses and facilitators to guide you as you work through your healing process. You can try this approach on an individual basis, with family members or groups of fellow military and veterans.
Cost of Services
Courageous Hearts will never turn away veterans or military members seeking assistance. We will work with you to identify funding to provide the EAP services you need.
In addition to offering individual, family and group EAP services, we enjoy hosting events on the farm throughout the year to build connections among the military and veteran community. Our recent Veterans Family Fun Day celebration on November 11, 2023, brought veterans and their families together to meet our horses and EAP teams, watch demonstrations, join in family games and connect with Delaware veterans organizations.
Check our Events page for future opportunities to join us here on the farm!