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Update: Please be patient during our transition. I’ve gotten several calls over the past week that I have yet to return due to this transition and also a death in our family. We have some exciting things going on behind the scenes around here. We will remain at Forever Amber Acres until November 30th. Then we will be on our way to our location. Forever Amber Acres will continue to provide the same great services to veterans and first responders through scholarships and self pay. Paw Meadows will move on to their new location to provide services through insurance and self pay with a new menagerie (although my heart aches as I say ‘see ya later’ to my current co-working herd. I adore the horses at FAAS) Paw Meadows is currently working through the funding process and will make more announcements about the new location as things are more set in stone. It’s an overwhelming, sad, and exciting time for us but we’re so ready for the new adventure!
We provide mental health treatment with the assistance of our animal team members. We are competent in animal assisted therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and we are EAGALA certified. We offer Counseling in Medina.
For more information about our practice, watch this interview of our founder, Jen Knobloch by our friends at 330togo!
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their own inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space. Our animal team members also challenge individuals to look within themselves for answers.
Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Carol resides in Bath, Ohio with her husband, Ron and two rescue dogs, Chance and Lady. Carol received both her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Akron. She also did additional graduate work in reading at The Ohio State University. Using those degrees, she taught reading, kindergarten and first grade. She retired from teaching in 2012 after 35 years with the Revere Local School District. Not wanting to leave behind her dedication to teaching young minds, she has continued her role as a teacher while she tutors children in reading and math. Carol has always been a horse enthusiast. Growing up, she cared for Sheik, her Palomino. Together they spent many hours on the numerous trails in and around Bath. When she heard about the opportunity to volunteer at Forever Amber Acres Sanctuary, her love and commitment to horses was reignited. She began volunteering in 2018 and has fully enjoyed being around horses and other horse enthusiasts again. Currently, she is studying and working towards her certification as an Equine Specialist in the EAGALA model here at Forever Amber Acres Sanctuary. When not at the barn caring for horses or tutoring, Carol enjoys reading, long walks with her pups, but most of all, spending precious time watching her two grandchildren.
A LISW-S EAGALA and PATH certified, Marian currently works with 2 veterans groups at other programs in the surrounding area. Marian has been a social worker and home care service provider in the past and her desire to make a difference in peoples lives, combined with her love of animals led her to want to help people with horses. Recently, Marian has volunteered at a therapeutic riding center teaching horse riding skills to children and adults with disabilities. In addition to PATH certification, Marian holds dual certifications from EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) and has served on EAGALA’s Board of Directors from and served as the Chair. Marian now serves on the Board of Directors for In Step With Horses
JannaLe grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania and has always had a passion for the healing power of animals. As a child she was always rescuing strays and unwanted animals, including horses. She recognized early on that animals, especially horses, can hold the key to healing and emotional wellness. Currently, she shares her home with 2 rescued dogs and 5 rescued cats.
JannaLe has been working with children, adolescents, adults, and families for over 25 years. She earned her Master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1996 and she has been a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory designation since 1999. She has specialized in treating adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma. Her experience has also included working with adults adjusting to various disabilities.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
The Eagala Model is a team approach that includes a licensed, credentialed Mental Health Professional, and a qualified Equine Specialist, and horses working together with the client at all times.
When inside the arena, all the work is done on the ground with the horses front and center, deliberately unhindered and never ridden, and allowed to interact with the client as they wish.
This creates the space for the client, with the support of the professional facilitators, to reflect, project, and make deep connections.
Sand tray therapy is a multi-dimensional therapeutic technique that utilizes the sensory medium of sand and miniatures to process thoughts and feelings to promote healing. Using this medium client’s who have difficulty with vocabulary, or struggle with finding words for what they are experiencing, can express themselves in another way.
Our therapy Dog, Chloe, is around 99 percent of the time. She is certified through Therapy dog International and well trained. We can offer referrals to fantastic therapists in the area who do not have animals in session if needed.
Yes! Our mental health practitioners use evidenced based practices that are covered by most of the major medical insurance companies. Right now we accept Medical Mutual, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Tricare, United Health Care, and Summa Care.
No. First of all, our horses are unique in that they are all rescues and they all have their own trauma history. Second of all, EAGALA work Is always done on the ground.
An office session is a typical talk therapy session on the property. Chloe and Freddy, our therapy dog and cat, typically hang around. It is also possible to take a hike on the nature trail in nicer weather. An EAGALA session takes place in the barn or arena with a therapist, equine specialist, and the horses. EAGALA believes that everyone has the ability to come up with their own solutions to their problems and that the horses will empower you to do that.
Please contact us with questions.
Now Accepting Medical Mutual, Tricare, Cigna, United Health Care, Anthem, Aetna, and Summa Care