Equine Group Therapy

The Counseling Center has partnered with Project H.O.P.E. — an equine assisted therapies program — to offer BGSU students a new equine therapy outreach group.

Through the healing touch of horses, this group therapy program could help you:

  • Become aware of the components to a healthy relationship.
  • Accept things that may need to change to have a healthy relationship.
  • Practice and experience mindfulness and relationship building skills with equines and participate in equine assisted activities.

Now accepting 2024 fall program participants!

Equine Group Therapy is FREE and open to all BGSU students. No experience with horses is required to participate.

Call to schedule a screening to participate


This outreach group may be a great fit for you if…

  • You have always wanted to work with horses,
  • Enjoy learning by doing,
  • Are interested in alternatives to talk therapy, or
  • You are studying biology, psychology, nursing, social work or similar fields.

Program details and how to participate:

  • This 6-week program begins the week of Sept. 9. (Group 1 starts on Sept. 10, Group 2 starts on Sept. 25, and Group 3 Oct. 17)
  • There are three group options available: 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays (Group 1), 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m on Wednesdays (Group 2), and 10:30-11:45 a.m. on Thursdays (Group 3).
  • There are 6 spots available per group.
  • Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Program sessions will take place in the city of Bowling Green.
  • You will be responsible for your own transportation.
  • You do not have to be a current Counseling Center client to participate.
  • You do have to complete a screening before the start of the program.

If you would like to participate in this program, call the Counseling Center at 419-372-2081 today to schedule the required screening appointment and to ask any questions you may have. 

Updated: 05/23/2024 08:43AM