Equine Assisted


Equine Assisted Psychotherapy utilizes the partnership between you, the horse, the psychotherapist, and the equine professional to achieve your mental health goals. EAP is offered to individuals, couples, families and other groups.

Potential clients must first be screened by one of our mental health partners befeore being accepted into the program. 

Dr. Ruth Chaffee, a clinical psychologist,  utilizes Natural Lifemanship principles in her EAP to assist adults with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. She has been practicing EAP to clients on Tuesdays for five years. She also accepts many forms of insurance. Please contact her to discuss how EAP might be a good option for you, as well as insurance options for this service, 


Dr Chafffee  can be contacted at ruthlchaffee@gmail.com

 Julie Sole, MA


Julie is retired from the Army and specializes in treating trauma. She works with individuals, couples, and families with children ages 5 and up.  She is also trained in Natural Lifemanship's approach to EAP. 

Julie recently joined our staff here at Changing Rein and is available on Mondays and Fridays.


She may be reached at therapist@changingrein.org or at 253 318-3855

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