​​​​​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.

Common Goals

HGF Vision

  • If you, anyone in your family or anyone you have come into contact with is: awaiting COVID test results, has tested positive for COVID or experienced ANY symptoms associated with COVID, the flu, strep, or any other illness, within the last 72 hours, the session MUST take place via telemedicine. 
  • Office therapy sessions are limited to individual and couple sessions; everyone in the office must wear a face covering that covers both the nose and mouth.
  • Social distancing will be utilized during sessions taking place outdoors; masks are required when social distancing is not an option. 
  • ​Temperature checks will be performed before each session.
  • Hand sanitizer is available.

How it Works

About HGF

For over a decade, 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.

Rose Yarborough, MA, LCMHC-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. 

COVID Policies & Procedures

 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in Southern Pines, NC


Tricare & First Carolina Care

Moriah Willis, M.Ed., LCMHC-A, NCC
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. 

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. 

Moriah utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and play therapy to provide quality therapeutic services to clients of all ages. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, PTSD, and working with military personnel and families. She has experience working with service members, as well as their family members, and works to reduce the stigma associated with seeking treatment.

Additionally, Moriah has always loved working with and rescuing animals. She understands that incorporating animals in session often helps many clients meet their therapeutic goals while reducing mental health symptoms. 

  • 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