Integrative Equine Therapy
Beachwood’s Integrative Equine Therapy is uniquely different, and often dramatically more successful than other treatment.
There are many articles reporting on mental health as a serious social and economic issue in the country. Rather surprisingly, picturesque Rhode Island is not only the highest-ranking state in the country for depression, but also tops New England for residents with stress and stress-related illnesses.
This became a concern with missionary zeal for one equestrian resident, Lynne Bryan Phipps, an ordained minister of twenty years, and the founder of The Compass School, one of the leading charter schools in the state.
In an interview Lynne said, “Integrative Equine therapy has been available in a variety of approaches for a number of years; horses certainly can make a difference. My objective was to establish a protocol that could deal with the serious instances of stress, anxiety and trauma in a shorter and more cost-effective way than conventional therapy.”
There was a better approach, she found, it just took four years to develop. In 2017, Lynne opened Beachwood in the scenic countryside southwest of Newport, Rhode Island.
American Inno named Beachwood Rhode Island’s “Coolest Company in Healthcare in 2017."