Equine Assisted Counseling at Cottonwood Tucson provides a unique approach to recovery and self-discovery. Patients explore their strengths and challenges with regards to trust, intimacy, boundaries and self-acceptance. Equine Assisted Counselor, Laura Brinckerhoff, and her team of Equine professionals and safety support, work with patients in a group setting. Each patient at Cottonwood takes their turn in the round pen with a chosen horse. All work with the horses is provided on site at Cottonwood de Tucson. There is no riding or riding lessons. Our unique psychotherapy group with Laura and her team provides an opportunity for life-changing shifts in perspective, an opportunity to be vulnerable and to observe behavior and experience connection. For those struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol as well as depression, anxiety, and other co-occurring disorders equine assisted counseling can be a powerful healing experience.