Legend Equine

Assisted Psychotherapy

LEAP's Mission

Legend Equine Psychotherapy Program (“LEAP”) is an alternative approach to traditional counselling. Patients gain insight into their behaviour through their relationship with therapeutic horses. A unique bond between horses and humans exists that encourages growth and connection. When talk therapy just isn’t enough, equine therapy makes inroads and breaks downs walls.
  • Compassion
  • Cognition
  • Comportment
  • Communication
  • Character

REASONS TO
work with LEAP

I could list over 100 reasons you would benefit from the LEAP program, but the most compelling are:

Your Amazing brain

Did you know your brain changes until the minute you die? Incredibly you can alter everything about your life experience with a little work. Horses facilitate this.

Academic Success

Our younger clients experience an upswing in their academic success.

Social Success

Horses act as a mirror to your inner world. Working with them provides insight into your character and relationship to the outside world

A Support Network

Once you are a part of the LEAP community you have access to all our resources. Therapy doesn’t end with your session. We are striving to create a community that provides extended support.

MEET THE TEAM

  • Dr. Lynn Fraley, PhD

    Founder and CEO

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    Dr. Lynn Fraley, PhD

    Dr. Lynn Fraley is a Clinical Mental Health Professional in the State of Washington, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Idaho and is certified by the National Board of Counselors. She has worked with child and adult survivors of all types of abuse, chemical dependency, divorce & blended family structures as well as more severe and long-term mental illnesses. Her primary areas of focus are equine therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, individual psychotherapy & paediatric developmental issues. She has also been designated as a certified expert, by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and holds a specialty board certification in Sexual Abuse by AAETS

Dr. Lynn Fraley, PhD

The LEAP program is Dr. Lynn Fraley’s solution for patients who do not respond as well to traditional psychotherapy. This new field offers clients infinite possibilities, where options may once have seem limited. As an expert horsewoman and therapist, Dr. Fraley has witnessed the difference equine therapy has made for 100’s of her clients. Dr. Fraley and the LEAP staff are solidifying these experiences in a scientific environment and will be releasing their findings to the mental health community in 2018

Our Equine Specialists & Researchers

Animal-assisted therapy using horses is a relatively new field of study and is emerging at a very rapid pace. With more programs turning to equine assisted psychotherapy each day, this method of treatment is poised to take center stage.Horse Therapy enhances growth and healing in ways that traditional talk therapy alone does not. LEAP will be providing substantive research into this evolving area to be published in 2018

  • Jack Gamble

    Equine Specialist

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    Jack Gamble

    Jack Gamble Equine Specialist “Jack Gamble, a Northwest native from the Palouse region, is an Equine Specialist and a certified member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horseman International (PATH). He is an expert horseman with a passion for the healing process involved in equine therapy. Over the years he has had the pleasure of seeing just how much of an impact this type of therapy makes.

    With 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 4 chickens…he fits right in at the barn!

    Jack is also an integral part of the research team, spearheaded by Dr. Lynn Fraley, which is engaged in cataloguing the results of the LEAP program. Findings will be published and made available to the public and other mental health/equine therapy professionals in 2018.

  • Hayllie Reed-Smith

    Clinical Intern

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    Hayllie Reed-Smith

    Hayllie, the eldest of six children, has a deep passion of paediatric mental health issues, which has driven to her to make a difference in her community.
    Ms. Reed-Smith is not only an important part of our clinical treatment team, but she also is helping with collecting data and getting it to publication for treatment findings in the HND program as well as implementing new methods Fraley & Associate’s is using in general practice.

Hayllie Reed-Smith

Hayllie Reed-Smith, a Pacific Northwest native from Western Washington, has lived on the Palouse for 7 years. She is our clinical intern and holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Psychology from Washington State University. Hayllie has many years of experience in research pertaining to clinical Psychology and has personally witnessed the benefits of implementing new and innovative techniques, both in a lab and in an office setting. She has been a co-author on multiple research findings regarding infant and adolescent temperament, and hopes to use this knowledge to assist Dr. Fraley in expanding her practice and helping even more children and adolescents on the Palouse.

REASONS TO
work with LEAP

I could list over 100 reasons you would benefit from the LEAP program, but the most compelling are:

Your Amazing brain

Did you know your brain changes until the minute you die? Incredibly you can alter everything about your life experience with a little work and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy facilitates this.

Academic Success

Our younger clients experience an upswing in their academic success.

Social Success

Horses act as a mirror to your inner world. Working with them provides insight into your character and relationship to your community.

A Support Network

Once you are a part of the LEAP community you have access to all our resources. Therapy doesn’t end with your session. We are striving to create a community that provides extended support.

TALK TO US

Moscow, Idaho Address: 3320 Highway 8, Moscow ID 83843

Email: lynn@legendequineassistedpsychotherapy.com, Phone: 509-342-8697

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Contact Info

3320 Highway 8,
Moscow ID 83843
+509-342-8697
lynn@legendequineassistedpsychotherapy.com

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