Horses Helping VETERANS
Gateway Family Services of Illinois has partnered with the Illiana VA Health Care System to provide Trauma Focused-Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to veterans.
Veterans participate in 8 week group sessions to provide essential skills for address their PTSD symptoms and improving overall health and wellness.
Areas of growth:
*Improved ability to self-regulate
*Increased understanding of symptoms & strategies for addressing symptoms
*Improved ability to regulate mood
*Decrease in anxiety and depressive symptoms