Since 1999, ANT has touched the lives of thousands of children and adults through unique, animal-facilitated mental health programs
Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) offers healing mental health programs for at-risk youth, veterans, & elders. Our programs are based on the knowledge that animals can teach important life skills, such as: respect for self and others, healthy boundaries, self-management, empathy, and clear communication.
ANT’s programs are highly effective in helping overcome personal challenges such as impulse control, anger & behavior management, PTSD, grief, self-harm, depression & anxiety. ANT programs have successfully aided in preventing school drop-outs, avoiding incarcerations & recidivism, circumventing gang, prostitution or drug involvement, and preventing suicide attempts.
ANT is a PATH International Premiere Accredited Center, ensuring adherence to the highest industry standards of therapeutic horsemanship and excellence in providing equine-assisted activities. ANT is also recognized as an EQUUS Foundation Guardian, providing shelter, rehabilitation, therapeutic work, and end-of-life care for abused & neglected horses.
OUR TEAM INCLUDES
Mental Health Therapist
PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors
Trained, Compassionate Adult Mentors
Therapy Horses & Other Animal Teachers
AGENCY PARTNERS INCLUDE
Catholic Community Services
SeaMar Visions Treatment Facility
Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Blue Skies for Children
Lummi Youth Academy & Lummi Nation
Northwest Youth Services
Secret Harbor Foster Program
Opportunity Council & Dorothy Place
Whatcom & Skagit County public, private, and tribal schools