At Out Side In, our focus is on providing effective mental health treatment for those in need. Although we provide service for a wide range of issues, Out Side In specializes in Trauma Informed Care. We provide effective intervention for trauma related symptoms arising from grief and loss, to physical and/or sexual abuse, as well as combat related PTSD. In addition to trauma, however, Out Side In offers service to address many emotional and mental health issues, from anxiety and depression to attachment disorders.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is one of the primary tools we use to help people work through complex emotional and mental health issues. EAP has been shown to be effective in treating a wide variety issues. It has been successfully used to treat autism spectrum disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, attachment disorders, trauma, depression and anxiety, to name a few. EAP is also an invaluable tool in teaching social skills, coping skills, anger management, and problem solving skills.
Although Equine Assisted Psychotherapy uses horses to increase the effectiveness of mental health treatment, it is not the only tool we use at Out Side In. All therapists at Out Side In are licensed psychotherapists, and whether using horses or not, employ only research based, proven, psychotherapy models.
Out Side In therapists are skilled and experienced in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat a variety of issues. In addition they are proficient in Trauma-Focused CBT, and EMDR, and other methods proven to treat more specific mental health issues.
Out Side In accepts most insurances for individual outpatient mental health services. Our goal, however, is to provide service to anyone in need regardless of his/her ability to pay. In addition to a sliding scale fee schedule, financial assistance and scholarships may be available for those in need.
Equine therapy on Dr. Phil, Date: 9/24/10 Thanks to the work and initiative of Dr. Laura Trask, and in collaboration with In Balance (Dr. Val Coleman and Amy Pulitzer), equine therapy was featured on the Dr. Phil show on Friday, Sept. 24.13 year-old Jakob was a witness of the gruesome accident at the Mojave Desert Truck Race where a truck barrelled into the audience, killing 8 people and injuring 40+ others. Along with the traumatic scene, he saw his father hurt and thought he was dead. Dr. Phil sent Jakob to In Balance in California to receive a 2-hour EAGALA session,.Jakob's mom and dad stated this one equine session had a major impact on Jakob who had been waking in the nights and vomiting, constantly crying, and not talking about the experience. During the EAGALA session he opened up and has been able to sleep at nights much better. Watch a video of the clip on the Dr. Phil website.