Beginning therapy can feel scary, but the relaxed atmosphere on the farm and equine therapy programs available help to make that easier. For children & teens, the animals tend to make therapy more enjoyable which can lead to greater outcomes. For those who don't want to go to a doctor's office, the farm is a perfect fit. 

HGF Vision

For the last nine years, Rose has utilized equine therapy to help clients practice the skills necessary to meet their goals in treatment & life. Rose has extensive experience in treating PTSD & has a passion for helping children & veterans recover from trauma. Her other clinical interests include: depression, anxiety, ODD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, gender identity disorders, & serving the LGBTQ Community. Rose believes that all people are deserving of happiness, healing and second chances.


Rose has always loved working in agriculture and horsemanship. She has competed in the Professional Barrel Racing Association where she holds titles as the 2D Pole Bending Champion & 4D Barrel Racing Reserve Champion for the 2011 season. Rose has a heart for rescues and the underdog; she earned her titles on a short chubby rescue horse for whom the farm is named.

Welcome

Common Goals

​​​​​Harley Grace Farm & Counseling Center combines evidence based mental health treatment with a non-traditional setting. Through activities with horses led by a licensed clinician, you will be able to actually practice new skills necessary to meet your goals. Individual, group, family, and couples equine psychotherapy is available.




Rose Yarborough, MA, LPC-S, CATP, JSOTS
Owner & Clinical Director 

Harley Grace Farm & Counseling Center will serve as a safe place of acceptance, growth & healing for all people and animals who enter our gates. 

About HGF

 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in Southern Pines, NC

equine psychotherapyNow Accepting: 

Tricare, Cigna & First Carolina Care

Alyssa Krysiak, MA, LPC, ATR
​Treatment Team Member

Activities with the horses are always designed to meet the individual needs and goals of the client. For example, a child recovering from sexual abuse may need additional assertiveness skills; activities with the horses will be designed so this client can practice being assertive. Often times, detailed instructions are not provided for activities in order to safely & gently challenge a client to move beyond their comfort zone; the process of identifying resources & problem solving can build self confidence & encourage the use of coping skills.

Some clients also enjoy helping to care for the farm & animals while participating in sessions utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques.  Please note that therapy services never involve riding and riding is not a service covered by insurance companies. 

How it Works

As a registered art therapist, Alyssa has a passion for utilizing expressive therapy techniques to aid in healing.  Her ability to utilize art therapy as a nonverbal communication tool is a valuable technique for aiding in treating trauma and helping individuals who struggle with communication. Utilizing a creative and person centered approach, Alyssa incorporates the animals on the farm and play therapy for a thorough application of evidence based treatment modalities. Some of her clinical interests include: dual diagnoses, trauma, depression, anxiety, ODD, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorders. 


Alyssa has a passion for animals and the hands on activities they bring to session. She works with children, adolescents and adults facilitating both individual and family therapy sessions. 

​​Methods of Payment​

  • Tricare
  • Cigna
  • First Carolina Care Insurance
  • Care Bridge EAP
  • Health Advocate, Inc. EAP
  • Sliding Scale Rate


Call today to verify if your insurance plan will cover services. 

  • Increase Ability to Regulate Emotion and Behavior
  • Increase Confidence and Sense of Self
  • Increase Ability to Set Boundaries
  • Increase Insight Regarding Goals
  • Increase Problem Solving Skills
  • Increase Communication Skills
  • Increase Assertiveness
  • Increase Coping Skills
  • Manage Mental Health Symptoms
  • Clarify & Achieve Life Goals
  • Develop a Positive Outlook
  • Improve Family Dynamic
  • Recover From Trauma