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The Door is Open Counseling Center is delighted to announce that our equine animal - assisted therapy ground work program is now open for psychotherapy sessions at our Middleboro Facility. Two of our clinicians have completed their training in the Eagala Model, and are ready to receive clients who have a desire to experience the amazing work that our equine program has prepared to share.

TAKE NOTE: this is not a riding program.

Meet Our Team of 4-Legged Therapists




Blue Moon, our Matriarch


Geronimo, our blue-eyed stallion




Princess Oestara born 3/17/16


Seamus born 4/13/15




What is the Eagala Model?


The most effective work happens on the ground.

The EAGALA Model involves no riding or horsemanship, making it both safe and effective. Clients work directly with horses face-to-face on the same footing. This ground level work enables clients to better perceive the horses' actions and reactions as they work to process and solve their life challenges. Under the trained eye of the EAGALA Treatment Team, horses offer clients honest feedback and usable information that helps them understand how their process and actions affect others and impacts their lives.

The EAGALA Model is client-centered and solution-oriented.

The work is built on the premise that it's the clients who best determine the kinds of life changes they need to make in order to improve their lives. The job of the EAGALA treatment team is to put the EAGALA Model to work to meet the clients' goals by engaging the unique intuitive power of horses to help them understand their process and practice the changes they want to make in a safe, supportive setting.

Founded in 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is the leading international non-profit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs.  Our vision is that every person worldwide will have access to these therapy services known as Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy


There are now over 700 EAGALA programs, with professionals trained and certified through EAGALA,  providing services helping change the lives of people with a diverse range of struggles such as street children in Mexico and South Africa, those suffering from addictions, depression and trauma, and improving relationships in families and groups. EAGALA has over 4,500 members in 50 countries.




  We look forward to walking beside you in your journey to achieving your goals.





"When you have the vision to imagine your potential,

and the strong desire to make change a reality,

your very next step is gathering the courage to walk

through the doorway and ask for help. We are here."


Joyce Dolberg Rowe LMHC, Clinical Director








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