LEAP welcomes referrals of children, adolescents, adults, and families in the South Carolina Lowcountry who may benefit from our services. We welcome the opportunity to work with other community agencies and organizations as well as private practitioners. We also encourage those in need who are not already working with a provider to contact us directly.

Equine-assisted psychotherapy is helpful in working with a wide range of issues, including:

  • attention deficit disorder
  • addictive behavior
  • high functioning autistic spectrum disorders
  • combat stress
  • domestic violence
  • conduct issues
  • eating disorders
  • child abuse & neglect
  • sexual & physical abuse
  • trauma
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • relationship problems
  • communication difficulties
  • adjustment to acute/
  • chronic illness
  • bereavement/grief

LEAP services are provided in individual, family and group formats depending upon the need of the patient(s). LEAP treatment can often be relatively short-term but is extended if in the best interest of the patient. EAP treatment can stand alone or as an adjunct to ongoing mental health treatment in collaboration with another primary therapist.

LEAP has served patients referred by many organizations and providers in the Lowcountry, including the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health, MUSC Behavioral Health, the Governor’s Office of Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children, Eagle Harbor Ranch Boys Home, People Against Rape, Life Management, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Department of Social Services.

LEAP’s services are available to everyone regardless of race, creed, color, gender, or economic status. Our programs are available on an equal-opportunity basis to those who are able to pay for sessions and to those who require financial aid. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, full scholarships are available.

To see what some of our patients have said about their LEAP experience, please click here. To see what others who have referred patients to LEAP have to say about our LEAP programs, please click here.