Non-Profit Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Horses Healing the Human Soul

Anam Cara’s mission is to foster healing within individuals, families, and communities by addressing emotional wounds, nurturing resilience, and championing mental wellness. Through dedicated mental health counseling, evidence-based therapies such as EMDR and Trauma-Focused Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, we are committed to offering diverse and effective healing modalities. Our purpose is to guide individuals on a transformative journey toward emotional well-being, empowering them to navigate life’s challenges with strength and resilience.

At Anam Cara, we have the opportunity to incorporate horses as integral members of our therapy team, creating a unique and supportive environment for healing. It’s important to note that this approach involves interacting with horses on the ground, and there is no riding involved. Whether or not you have any prior experience with horses, our Trauma-Focused Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy emphasizes non-verbal communication, trust-building, and mindfulness in the presence of these gentle and intuitive animals.  At Anam Cara, we offer a diverse range of therapeutic modalities to cater to individual preferences and needs, ensuring a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone on their journey toward emotional well-being.


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Get to know a little bit about us and what we do here at Anam Cara. We offer a variety of services including mental health counseling, veteran services, herd meditation, equine-assisted learning, corporate team building, training and development, and more. We will continue to offer new services in the future as well.

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What we do

About Us

Programs at Anam Cara are individually tailored to provide services for individuals, groups, families, teams and corporations. Certified equine specialists and licensed mental health professionals partner with horses in therapy teams to provide our services. Services range from enhancing school success, to team building to mental health services. Our pastures and a beautiful country setting make Anam Cara the ideal environment for a journey of self-discovery and healing.

 Who we are

The Meaning of Anam Cara

Anam Cara translated from Gaelic literally means “Soul Friend.” In the Celtic tradition, an Anam Cara is a teacher, companion or spiritual guide. With an Anam Cara, a person can share his or her innermost self without fear or judgement. In this relationship, you are truly understood without mask or pretention. At Anam Cara, the horses are our Anam Caras, our soul friends. They help us heal and bring us home to our authentic selves.”

– Inspired by John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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Phone: (219) 207-7222


Address: 4298 E 1000 North, La Porte, IN 46350

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