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We specialize in helping people overcome the effects of trauma and/or abuse in their lives. We offer traditional in-office therapy as well as equine assisted psychotherapy. Call 218-227-6192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and, Sanford Health Plan insurance plans, or clients can opt to self pay and seek reimbursement through their insurances we are not in network with. When you make an appointment, we will email you access to our secure client portal to fill out any new client forms we need. Click here for an example of our new client information sheet.
Due to the COVID pandemic, we currently only offer online, telehealth appointments. These are fully confidential on a HIPAA compliant platform, and very easy to use. Most insurance plans cover telehealth and we will check your insurance plan for you. At the time of your appointment, simply click on this link or type it in your chrome, firefox or safari browser from your computer, chromebook or phone, and come to our virtual waiting room:
Dr. Edwards is available to provide individual, couples, and family counseling in a traditional office setting in Fargo/Moorhead, or in a more unique, nature filled setting at Red River Equestrian Center just north of Moorhead, MN. Dr. Edwards works with clients who seek help for a variety of challenges including difficulties with relationships, traumatic events, unresolved issues from childhood, histories of sexual, physical, verbal or emotional abuse, self harm, and anxiety and depression. Dr. Edwards also has specialty training in Eating Disorders and can help clients who struggle with body image and eating problems.
Sessions usually last 50 min to 1hr, and can be self pay or covered by insurance. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and Sanford Health Plan insurance at all locations, and also have self pay options.
Call 218-227-6192 or email us at email@example.com today to schedule an appointment.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Equine assisted psychotherapy is a unique and experiential form of therapy that incorporates a mental health professional, an equine specialist, and horses. EAP can have profound impacts on individuals, families, couples, and groups and effectively address a variety of mental health challenges such as recovering from trauma or abuse, depression, anxiety, communication issues, attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorders, relationship challenges, and emotional and behavioral issues.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy helps clients reconnect with their emotions, own their feelings, and become more aware of their body. Within the safe environment of therapy, clients have an opportunity to work through problems by creating external structures to work through with their horse, and gain immediate feedback about themselves through the horse. This helps clients see how their behaviors impact the self and others around them. Most activities are completed on the ground. No horseback riding or knowledge of the horse is required. For some clients, the movement aspect of riding and the sense of increased self efficacy and control can be beneficial. We may incorporate light riding activities on a case by case basis.
Equine assisted psychotherapy is a technique we use in therapy, it is not a form of therapy itself. Clients who seek psychotherapy services have the option of participating in equine sessions.