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. 

COVID Policies & Procedures

  • 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

How it Works

HGF Vision

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. 

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

Kayla Staples, LCSW, RPT, TF-CBT
Treatment Team Member

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. 

About HGF

 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in Southern Pines, NC


Tricare & First Carolina Care

  • 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.

 Amanda specializes in using EMDR to treat trauma and enjoys this work immensely. She also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, art, and play therapy. She enjoys incorporating animals and the outdoors into sessions with clients. 

Amanda enjoys working with all ages. She also enjoys facilitating sessions for couples.  She has extensive experience working with trauma, behavioral concerns in children/teens, depression, anxiety, and issues facing couples.

 Amanda volunteers training and certifying dogs for work in therapy practices and has a heart for rescues. She is the author of, "Einstein Learns to Share," which is available on Amazon.

Common Goals

Amanda Bailey, MA, LCMHC-A
Treatment Team Member

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 rescue horse for whom the farm is named.

Kayla is a Registered Play Therapist and certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She implements multiple modalities to include Sand Tray Therapy, CBT, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, experiential/recreational therapy, and animal-assisted therapy. 

Her experience and clinical interests include working with children, adolescents, adults, and families that are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, behavioral issues, social conflicts, and self-esteem. Kayla has an extensive background in working with children recovering from trauma and the LGBTQ+ population. As a military spouse, she is also passionate about serving veterans and military families. 

​Kayla believes that creating a space free of judgment where clients can reconnect with nature and their inner selves is fundamental to healing. 

​​​​​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, LCMHC-S, CATP, JSOTS
Owner & Clinical Director 

Moriah Willis, M.Ed., LCMHC-A
Treatment Team Member