Equine-Assisted & Nature-Based Counseling Programs
Is this you?
You want to understand and work through your childhood trauma, bring your unconscious attachment issues to consciousness. You want to create healthier, more satisfying relationships. You know there’s a better way to approach life, but just can’t quite figure out how or why you might be sabotaging yourself, let alone how to stop doing that.
You want a therapist or counselor who is going to tell you not what you want to hear but what you NEED to hear -- with compassion, empathy, and a deep personal understanding of what you’re going through. Someone who knows how hard it is to do all this inner work, but who also knows from experience that it can be transformative. Someone who will support you all the way through your grief and pain, but also tell you (from a place of love) when you’re messing up. A therapist who can also give you spiritual support and intuitive guidance. A guide and a partner on the road to profound healing.
You are motivated to change and dedicated to the process. You are interested in experiential methods of learning to help you shift your awareness in order to change your behavior. To make better choices. To move forward. You want to be able to practice new, healthier ways of being, experimenting in a judgment-free zone to see what works for you.
You are intrigued by the idea of being in a therapy session with horses. You love being outside in nature. You like animals. You will commit to an hour with me (and the horses) once a week for at least 90 days.
If this is you, then I want to work with you.
And the good news is, horse experience is not required. In fact, it is best to arrive with a beginner’s mind.
At Black Horse Spirit and Edoras Farm, we care about you, your family, and your story. You can trust that we will treat you with respect, dignity and compassion in every interaction, while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
Explore this website further to see what we do and how we do it. Then pick up the phone or drop me an email and give Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy or Equine-Assisted Learning a chance to change your life.
Please choose any selection below for more details about the Essential Keys of the SpiritedScience® Programs.
Equine-Assisted Counseling & Equine-Assisted Learning
Help with healing relationship patterns, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, addiction, & adjustment issues.
Shamanic Counseling & Hypnotherapy
Help with the integration of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of Self that are necessary to be whole.
Transformational Life and Wellness Coaching
Help with moving forward in career and life transitions, providing accountability as you achieve personal goals.
Catalyst of Catharsis.
Master of Metamorphosis.
Teacher of Transformation.
Cindy Leigh McGinley has been creating, improving upon, and constantly re-inventing herself for many years, and she can certainly help you do the same. She holds degrees in Equine Science, Education, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Cindy is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals and holds a Substance Abuse Counselor training certificate from Cazenovia College. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotists and is trained in Past Life Regression through the International Board for Regression Therapy (IBRT). In addition, she is a certified Life and Wellness Coach, a life-long student of multi-cultural shamanism, a graduate of Sandra Ingerman's Shamanic Teacher Training, and a former classroom teacher. A horseback riding and driving instructor since 1987, Cindy has been partnering with horses and helping to foster positive horse-human relationships for 30+ years.