Personal Growth and Awareness


Competitive riders sometimes experience difficulty coping with the stresses and demands of their equestrian activities and competitive lifestyle. They may face challenges, such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse or conflicts in their personal relationships. Whether or not these problems are related to their equestrian activities and competitive lifestyle, we can help ease these emotional concerns.

Often, riders do not suffer from serious emotional concerns but wish to get more out of life and their relationships. The relationship between horse and rider provides a unique forum to work on personal growth issues, such as increasing self-confidence, self-sufficiency, trust, and balance in relationships.

With more than 20 years of professional experience as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Haefner offers a full range of therapeutic services to adults, teens, children, couples and families.

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