Animal-Assisted Therapy

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Programs that help emotionally disturbed or isolated individuals by giving them an opportunity to interact with a domestic animal or horse in a variety of manners and settings.

5870 West 10400 North Ste C
Highland, UT 84003
Phone: 801-756-8900
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5870 West 10400 North Ste C
Highland, UT 84003
Phone: 801-756-8900
Fax: 888-850-4353
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese
Eligibility:

Anyone is eligible, but preference is given to those with special needs. Participant must be at least three years of age and must have a medical release. Doctor's referral is not required.

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Courage Reins offers therapeutic riding, natural horsemanship, occupational therapy, mental/behavioral health therapy, and equine-assisted psychotherapy.

  • Disability Related Sports
  • Equestrian Therapy
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 5/24/2021
1000 Ability Way
Park City, UT 84060
Phone: 435-649-3991
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Organization Name: Move United
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1000 Ability Way
Park City, UT 84060
Phone: 435-649-3991
Fax: 435-658-3992
Email: info@discovernac.org
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility:

Individuals of all ages with physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities (friends and family members are also encouraged to participate).

Services Provided:

Empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Offers a wide variety of year-round activities for people of different ability levels, at multiple locations in and around Park City, including alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, swimming, cycling, water skiing, horseback riding, outdoor adventure trips, challenge course activities, leadership development training and more.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Using phased re-opening; please see the website for updates on phases. In phase II, all staff and volunteers are required to wear face coverings and are using social distance instructing. Those needing hands-on lesson support may bring one support person, preferably from their household. Individual lessons and Quaranteam household programs are available.

  • Equestrian Therapy
  • Disability Related Sports
  • Court Community Service Sites
  • Hippotherapy
  • Summer Camps
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
Provider Profiles:

Gail Loveland, Executive Director

Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 5/27/2021
4050 South 2700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: 801-272-3439
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4050 South 2700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: 801-272-3439
Fax: 801-272-3470
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Email: info@therapyanimals.org
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Call or visit website for full description of eligibility requirements. Animal and owner/handler will be interviewed, assessed, trained, certified, and insured.
Services Provided:

Provides animal-assisted therapy in the areas of physical, occupational, speech, and psychotherapies, as well as special education. 

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/11/2020
1218 North 800 West
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Phone: 801-836-4325
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Organization Name: The Straighter Way Foundation
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1218 North 800 West
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Phone: 801-836-4325
Email: tamtrot@gmail.com
Languages Spoken: Spanish, ASL
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Therapeutic horse back riding for individuals with disabilities ages 6 months to 85 years. Wide range of disabilities are served; from those in wheelchairs to those who are independent.

Services Provided: Provides therapeutic horseback riding in Utah for people with disabilities.COVID-19 UPDATE: Temporary COVID hours: Tu, W, F 9 am - 12 noon; Th 3 pm - 6 pm , Sa 9 am - 1 pm

  • Equestrian Therapy
  • Disability Related Sports
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 5/10/2021
2459 West 300 North
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-706-1389
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2459 West 300 North
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-706-1389
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Eligibility: Animal must be at least a year old.
Services Provided: Pet-assisted therapy, a program staffed by volunteers.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 5/15/2018
3688 East Campus Drive Suite 240
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Phone: 801-477-0532
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3688 East Campus Drive Suite 240
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Phone: 801-477-0532
Fax: 801-623-4771
Eligibility: Anyone can receive services.
Services Provided: The Life Enhancement Center helps individuals achieve mental health and overcome addictions through advanced psychological techniques such as neurocounseling, dialectical behavior therapy, equine (horse assisted) therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/13/2019
1172 East 100 North Suite 9
Payson, UT 84651
Phone: 801-477-0532
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Address:
1172 East 100 North Suite 9
Payson, UT 84651
Phone: 801-477-0532
Fax: 801-623-4771
Eligibility: Anyone can receive services.
Services Provided: The Life Enhancement Center helps individuals achieve mental health and overcome addictions through advanced psychological techniques such as neurocounseling, dialectical behavior therapy, equine-assisted therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Provider Profiles: Russell Gaede, PsyD
Marriage and Family Specialist
Allison Hanson, LCMHC, Equine Therapy Specialist
childhood, adolescent and family, autism , parenting
Jason King, PhD
Trauma & Addiction Recovery Specialist
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/13/2019
50 South Main Street
Manti, UT 84642
Phone: 801-477-0532
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Address:
50 South Main Street
Manti, UT 84642
Phone: 801-477-0532
Fax: 801-623-4771
Eligibility: Anyone can receive services.
Services Provided: The Life Enhancement Center helps individuals achieve mental health and overcome addictions through advanced psychological techniques such as neurocounseling, dialectical behavior therapy, equine (horse assisted) therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/13/2019
1141 East Watkins Lane
Alpine, UT 84004
Phone: 801-709-3339
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1141 East Watkins Lane
Alpine, UT 84004
Phone: 801-709-3339
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Email: info@bridleuphope.org
Eligibility:

Girls 12-21 years old, Women 22 years old and older

Services Provided: Focuses on girls and women over the age of 12 who are working to build hope, confidence and resilience through equestrian training and the 7 habits.

  • Equestrian Therapy
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 5/26/2021
897 South Angel Street
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-593-1934
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897 South Angel Street
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-593-1934
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Email: kimarrowhead@gmail.com
Eligibility: Individuals 5 years or older who may benefit from equine therapy
Services Provided: Arrowhead Stables offers riding lessons and equine-assisted therapy to children and adolescents in the Greater Salt Lake region. We provide individual and group sessions for kids struggling with autism-related issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma. This is a perfect opportunity If your child enjoys being around animals, especially horses, or if your child needs help, but doesn't invest in traditional talk therapy. Arrowhead also offers special summer programs!
6-8 years
9-12 years
Teenagers
Adults without kids
Adults & kids together
Provider Profiles: Cathy Fresh 801 663-0418 for equine therapy.
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 7/15/2019
5859 North Cottonwood Canyon Road
Morgan, UT 84050
Phone: 801-836-4325
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Organization Name: The Straighter Way Foundation
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Address:
5859 North Cottonwood Canyon Road
Morgan, UT 84050
Phone: 801-836-4325
Email: tamtrot@gmail.com
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Has programs for individuals with disabilities 6 months to over 85 years. Wide range of disabilities are served; from those in wheelchairs to those who are independent.

Services Provided:

Provides therapeutic horseback riding in Utah for people with disabilities.

  • Disability Related Sports
  • Equestrian Therapy
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 5/26/2021
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2877 Cassell St
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-860-3906
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2877 Cassell St
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-860-3906
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Services Provided: The Stable Place is a equine facility that offers services in natural horsemanship, natural care boarding, and nonprofit rehabilitation programs for equines and humans.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 1/10/2019
449 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-895-2731
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449 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-895-2731
Email: tythedogguysaltlakecity@tutanota.com
Services Provided:

Provides service dogs and training for people with PTSD, diabetes, hearing impairments, autism, mobility issues, as well as training for therapy dogs.

Provider Profiles:

Ty Brown, Owner

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 3/4/2021
6558 West Candace View Cove
Herriman, UT 84096
Phone: 801-493-9690
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6558 West Candace View Cove
Herriman, UT 84096
Phone: 801-493-9690
Email: bethbrowning@me.com
Eligibility: Children ages 3-21 with speech delays
Services Provided: Provides in-home and in-office comprehensive evaluations and speech therapy services for children with speech delays and disorders.

  • Equestrian Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Special Preschools
Provider Profiles:

Beth Browning, MS CCC-SLP

Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/23/2020
900 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-429-1269
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900 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-429-1269
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Email: info@stable-environment.com
Eligibility: No restrictions
Services Provided: Provides therapy and learning for behavioral health, training and leadership skills

  • Equestrian Therapy
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/25/2020
18406 West White Quest Drive
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Phone: 801-335-4699
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18406 West White Quest Drive
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Phone: 801-335-4699
Email: mjuarez@stridespediatrictherapy.com
Wheelchair Access: Wheelchair Accessible
Services Provided: Strides Pediatric Therapy offers adaptive riding, a horsemanship program adapted for a rider with a disability or challenge. It is a fun and engaging program that has a long list of benefits!

We also offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, mental health counseling, and recreational therapy. We have a clinic with traditional gym and treatment rooms and have an equestrian facility onsite to incorporate the use of hippotherapy.
Provider Profiles: Our adaptive riding instructor is a PATH certified therapeutic riding instructor and a state and nationally licensed recreational therapist.
Source: Utah Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 1/9/2020
37 North Buffalo Ranch Road
Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: 801-893-9971
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37 North Buffalo Ranch Road
Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: 801-893-9971
Eligibility:

Accepts private pay and Aetna.

Insurance information changes frequently, contact for current information.

Services Provided:

Provides outpatient mental health services for individuals, families and groups (children, adolescents, and adults).

Services Include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Equine facilitated therapy and learning
  • Family Systems
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing

Issues Treated Include:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Coping Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues

Provider Profiles:

Amanda Speer, LCSW

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 4/22/2021
20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
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20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
Email: pattydobbsgross@gmail.com
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A nonprofit helping children who face social, emotional or educational challenges with the help of animal assisted therapy, school visits and assistance dog placements. Serves children whose challenges range from autism to serious medical conditions to grief over the loss of a parent.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/10/2021
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875 124th Ave NE Unit 101
Bellevue, WA 98005
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875 124th Ave NE Unit 101
Bellevue, WA 98005
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Services Provided: Specializing in visiting programs with Therapy Animals, Companion Animals and Social/therapy Animals. Educates healthcare and other professionals; Provides gold standard therapy animal curriculum and training; Empowers individuals with disabilities; Advances knowledge about research.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
PO Box 219
Jamul, CA 91935
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PO Box 219
Jamul, CA 91935
Toll Free Phone: 800-528-9550
Email: servicedoginfo@yahoo.com
Services Provided:

Prepares and places fully trained dogs with approved disabled recipients.

Types of Assistance Dogs:

  • Autism
  • Hearing
  • Mobility
  • Psychiatric Service
  • Seizure Alert
  • Diabetic Alert
Provider Profiles:

It costs over $38,000 to train and place a Service Dog. Involvement in fundraising is voluntary. No out-of-pocket costs for recipients. 

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 7/27/2021
5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
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5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Fax: 303-839-7336
Email: Lee.Shaughnessy@rmchildren.org
Eligibility: Patients and families
Services Provided: Provides direct assistance to pediatric patients and their families. The Mother's Milk Bank collects, processes, and provides donor human milk to babies nationwide. Information on how to receive milk can be found online.
The Stink Bug Project supports families who have a child diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
The Stink Bug Project, in partnership with the prison-trained K-9 Program at Colorado Correctional Industries, matches well-trained, loving companion dogs with families throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Provider Profiles: Call Lee Shaughnessy 720.507.0907 to determine if your client qualifies.
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/5/2019
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P.O. Box 246
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone: 801-754-0400
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P.O. Box 246
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone: 801-754-0400
Fax: 801-754-0401
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Email: EQUINE@EAGALA.ORG
Services Provided:

Provides global standard and certification for equine therapy programs. Involves a team approach that includes a licensed, credentialed Mental Health Professional, a qualified Equine Specialist, and horses working together with the client in an arena at all times.

See website to find a local Eagala Model Program.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/4/2020