Therapy For Depression
Dealing with depression may seem like an impossible task to overcome. Our certified Integrative Equine Therapists working with our specially selected horses have a protocol that helps clients suffering from depression take back their lives again.
What is Depression?
Clinical depression is a mental health disorder that causes persistent sadness and deterioration in the quality of everyday life. Symptoms include melancholy, distraction, loss of interest, and can also cause suicidal thoughts. If you or a loved one are experiencing depression, you can attest to the tenacity of this disorder, and a cure can sometimes seem impossible or unattainable. Depression affects over 18 million adults every year and is the leading cause of disability for people ages 15 through 44.
How do you support someone with depression? How do you treat it? Persistent depression requires more than a mindset, it requires mental health care and individualized depression treatment.
How to Deal with Depression
Depression is very common in America, and with the onset of COVID-19, it is reaching epidemic proportions. Beachwood Center For Wellbeing has IET therapists trained to help with depressive disorders. With Integrative Equine Therapy, our horses provide a multi-sensory experience. Unlike more traditional talk therapy or depression counseling, you have a horse to work through sessions with you, making the work more approachable and more peaceful. Many clients even report that it’s fun to come to therapy at Beachwood, and brings light to their day. If traditional counseling has not worked for you or someone you know with depression, this alternative method of therapy may be the solution that you have been seeking.
Clients often describe this experience as enlightening and effective. The horses at Beachwood work with individuals with depression disorders, gently making thought patterns evident which help to uncover the natural peace and calm and release those pent-up emotions.