Equine Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Equine-Assisted Therapy Promotes Personal Development

Stonegate Center, located in  Azle, Texas, is at the forefront of experiential therapy in providing equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) for all of our clients. Through years of research, EAP has been shown to provide higher levels of self-esteem, better ability to cope, and has been increasingly used in individuals that have experienced trauma. It has also been highly connected to better treatment outcomes in those with substance abuse disorders and other co-occuring mental health disorders. Here at Stonegate Center, our clinicians are trained in the EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association) which is client-centered, experiential, and ground-based. This means that our clients are able to interact with the animals through activities other than riding the animals, as they (the animals) provide immediate feedback to our clients. Safety is also a key, which is why in every session there is a clinical specialist as well as an equine specialist, monitoring the animals and their interactions with clients. Many individuals seeking substance abuse treatment have difficulty in relationships, building trust, and understanding who they are. In equine-assisted therapy, the horses are able to provide many of these things for our clients. We encourage you to come take part in this unique experience, learning about yourself and beginning to heal from your addictions through Equine-assisted therapy at Stonegate Center. 

Equine-Assisted Therapy

Paired with other modalities, equine therapy is a powerful tool for change that is integrated within Stonegate Center’s addiction treatment programs. You may be wondering, “Why horses?” Horses offer several advantages including their size. Because of this, they can be intimidating to people and clients will immediately have to overcome fears, much like they will in their current lives to overcome addiction. Horses also have clear boundaries, they do not judge, and have no preconceived expectations or prejudices. They are the perfect animal to begin the process of understanding healthy relationships, which many of clients need. Horses are herd animals, meaning they stick together, relying on each other. This is the perfect picture of how our clients must continue to “stay in the herd” for their recovery, building healthy relationships with others. 

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If you or a loved one is battling with substance abuse addiction, Stonegate Center is here to help. With four facilities in the Fort Worth, TX area, we're available to help those in surrounding communities reach a full recovery from addiction. Learn more about proper nutrition for recovery and our addiction treatment programs, which range from medical detox to continuing care. Contact us today for more information, or visit our insurance verification page to verify your insurance coverage for rehab treatment. 


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Stonegate Center’s drug and alcohol addiction rehab facilities are located in a safe, quiet and sprawling 125-acre ranch in Azle, Texas. We proudly service the Dallas, Fort Worth and Oklahoma areas, but our reach also extends out from coast to coast. We accept all clients and insurances.

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Address: 7510 FM 1886, Azle, TX 76020
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Stonegate Center is a private faith-based and gender-separate rehab center located in Azle, Texas. We offer long-term residential addiction treatment for men and women struggling with drug & alcohol addiction. Our rehab center serves the communities of Fort Worth, Dallas, and as far as Oklahoma & New Mexico.

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