Banner3bigSalisbury Farms offers both traditional Psychotherapy and Horse Assisted Psychotherapy (HAP). Dr. Oleson offers traditional office based therapy with a focus on the client’s strengths and on acquiring practical skills to assist in addressing difficult issues in a client’s life. Dr. Oleson incorporates theory and techniques including, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral modification techniques, play therapy, parenting skills, mindfulness, and Horse Assisted Psychotherapy.

When appropriate, Horse Assisted Psychotherapy (HAP) services are available. These activities incorporate interactions with horses as a means to achieve treatment goals. The experiences with the horses, provides the therapist with various practical techniques or tools for encouraging changes in behaviors and attitudes in clients. HAP may include but is not limited to handling, grooming, leading, feeding, lunging and riding horses. We have a very skills based approach, focusing on learning and acquiring the skills necessary to address the presenting issue.

Salisbury Farms works with:

  • Child and Adolescent with social and behavioral problems
  • Adults
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Parenting Issues
  • Parent/Child relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Learning Disorders
  • Trauma