Our clients meet at minimum weekly with their primary therapist. Our individual sessions are designed to give each client the opportunity to explore painful issues; they may not yet be ready to work on in traditional group therapy. In addition to the therapy each client is able to do with their primary clinican, The Ranch offers the following specialized individual therapies to further explore and heal grief, loss, trauma and other hurtful experiences:
a. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is one of The Ranch’s most creative and innovative modalities for addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs. A powerful metaphor for relationships, individuals can discover and explore dysfunctional patterns and communication styles in their relationships, which have become problematic in their day-to-day lives. Working with horses often bypasses traditional defense mechanisms frequently apparent in traditional didactic therapies, and affords the participant with concrete illustrations of their behavior along with examples of new skills for change.
b. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma, anxiety and phobias. Through the use of eye movement, bi-lateral sound stimulation or touch, with the guidance of a skilled clinician, the individual can reduce the emotional reactivity or charge related to a distressing memory or event. This powerful therapy has a profound effect on helping each individual more readily meet life on life’s terms.
c. Brain-spotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, and a variety of other challenging symptoms. This unique somatic approach embraces the concept “the body never forgets”, and aims to release or safely discharge negative feelings related to past traumatic events. Individuals often report relief from anxiety and an enhanced sense of well-being post treatment.
d. Energy Healing is a holistic healing therapy focused on manipulating “life force” or “Chi” to bring about balance and wellness. This non-verbal therapy works along the energy meridians of the body to release areas of stagnation, similar to acupuncture but without the aid of equipment or touch. The practitioner senses the “vibrations” or energy and with their intuitive approach moves the stagnation to promote wellness. Individuals often report a greater sense of calm and grounding as a result.
Four specialized individual therapies are included in the first month’s fee. Supplemental primary and specialized individual therapy sessions can be offered at an additional cost, as well as massage and acupuncture. Now tell me a little bit more about what is going on.