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Sue McIntosh, MA, CCC
Healing Hooves
PO Box 417
Cremona, AB
Canada, T0M 0R0

sue@healinghooves.ca

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Looking for Professional Training and Mentoring?

You can find a full description of our training program, including current dates and registration details here.

Looking for Counselling, Personal Growth, Play Therapy or Therapeutic Horsemanship Services?

The first step to exploring whether one of our programs fits your need is to complete our intake questions and send us your responses by e-mail to sue@healinghooves.ca.  We have several different programs and professionals at Healing Hooves and this will allow us to assess which one may be the best fit for you.  If our program is not the best fit we will try to provide you with a referral to one that is. You can also find an overview of our referral process on our FAQ page

Intake Questions for Minor Clients 

1) Age and gender of the child(ren) you are seeking support for and whether your child(ren) are bioligcal/ adopted/ foster. Note: we usually do not recommend equine therapy for children under the age of five.
2) past experiences with horses, dogs and cats (Note: no prior experience is required)
3) details of any allergies or special needs
4) presenting concerns – i.e. why you are seeking services
5) details of any diagnoses or assessments performed
6) any past counselling experience – timeline, approach, how your child(ren) responded, your view on its success/ helpfulness, whether any is ongoing
7) behavioural or other concerns you see at home, school, other relevant environments
8) key relationships in your child(ren)’s lives and emotional health of these relationships incl. with both parents, siblings, extended family, peers, other supports/ influences
9) early history of any separations from attachments (e.g. due to hospitalisations, business travel, split parenting)
10) parenting approach you have taken thus far – what has worked/ not worked
11) any concerns around suicide, sexual abuse, animal abuse, violence towards self or others, arson
12) whether the child(ren) have experienced or witnessed any form of abuse or other trauma
13) how your child feels about coming to Healing Hooves
14) any other relevant information you would like to share
 

ADULT INTAKE QUESTIONS

1) past experiences with horses, dogs and cats (Note: no prior experience is required)
2) details of any allergies or special needs
3) why you are seeking services
4) details of any diagnoses or assessments performed
5) past counselling/ personal growth experiences – timeline, approach, your view on its success/ helpfulness, whether any is ongoing
6) key relationships in your life and emotional health of these relationships incl. with spouse, both parents, other supports/ influences
7) any concerns around suicide, sexual abuse, animal abuse, violence towards self or others, arson
8) whether you have experienced or witnessed any form of abuse or other trauma
9) any other relevant information you would like to share
 
We recognise that some of these questions may be hard to answer in an e-mail!  Please just provide us with as much information as you feel comfortable sharing since the more you can tell us the better able we are to help you find the best program for you (whether this is with us or elsewhere). The next stage is to book an in person, phone or zoom session during which you will be invited to share more information and ask lots of questions!

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