Project Horse Empowerment Center, CSAC, LCSW, MEd in Purcellville
Not sure talk therapy will work best for you or your child? Project Horse provides very effective alternative therapy services, in a tranquil, inspiring and supportive setting. For over a decade, we've been helping individuals, families and groups heal and grow. Our non-riding approach puts clients and horses on equal footing, where horse and human work together as partners in healing. Our team of licensed therapists, certified equine specialists and healing herd are ready to help you today.
Project Horse's unique non-riding approach does not feel like therapy and is extremely effective. To achieve your treatment goals, you'll partner with one or more horses in every session. Please consult our website to read the bio for each of our treatment team members.
Partnering with horses in therapy is extremely effective for a variety of issues including: PTSD and trauma recovery * depression and anxiety * eating disorders * substance abuse * self harm * emotional and behavioral modification * attachment disorders * Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) * ADD, AD/HD * selective mutism * assertiveness and boundary setting * social skills / peer relations * family reunification and reintegration
Call or Email Project Horse Empowerment Center for a free consultation now - (703) 270-0953


  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • School: George Mason University
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: 0904005876 Virginia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $50 - $230
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LCSW# 0904005876 VA Department of Health Professions
  • Certificate: Commonwealth of VA Department of Health Profession / C.S.A.C. #0710001066
  • Certificate Date: 1996

Project Horse Empowerment Center's Groups

Social Skills Classes

(October 12 - December 7) For high-functioning teens on the autism spectrum. Supportive coaching classes for teens struggling with low self-esteem, poor social confidence, depression and/or anxiety. Hands-on experiential activities with peers and horses build individual coping skills and self-confidence, and promote positive interpersonal communication skills

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Free First Responders Workshop

Project Horse is offering 2 hour monthly wellness workshops at no cost. First responders are often exposed to sights, sounds and smells that can leave them feeling overwhelmed. Come join our monthly wellness sessions the 2nd Monday of every month! Join other first responders for this restorative, non-riding, no-pressure workshop.

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Monthly Teen Empowerment

Our 4-legged mentors & 2-legged staff have different lessons each month: September will focus on social skills, boundaries and finding your place in the herd. October will focus on outcomes, planning for success, and overcoming unexpected obstacles. Stay tuned for future month's topics! These workshops do not require prior horse experience and are non-sequential. You can attend one, a few, or attend them all. Each workshop will include fun ground-based activities that will be different each month based on the lesson plan. Discover new ways of thinking, enhance your skills & build confidence!

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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Coping Skills
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Gay Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Equine Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017
Project Horse Empowerment Center, CSAC, LCSW, MEd in Purcellville

Project Horse Empowerment Center