Hands-on Healing

Improving mental and behavioral health through animal-guided programs and mentorship with special attention to youth and veterans in Northwest Washington.

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What We Do

Since 1999, Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) has offered animal-guided mental & behavioral health programs for youth, veterans, families, & elders. Our work is based on the knowledge that animals can teach important life skills such as respect for self & others, healthy boundaries, self-management, empathy, and clear communication.
Our approach utilizes EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth & Learning), PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship), and EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) techniques to uniquely address a variety of participant needs, including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and PTSD.
Animals as Natural Therapy is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our programs are funded by donations. You can support this work by making a gift today!

Animals as Natural Therapy is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center, ensuring adherence to the highest industry standards. Participants and their families can be sure that ANT prioritizes the safety of participants, volunteers and equines, and provides quality equine-assisted activities and therapies.

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