Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Dr. Joseph Lancia
75 Walker Rd
Hilton, NY 14468
Phone: (585) 392-3492

Staff Biographies

Dr. Joseph Lancia is a psychiatrist who maintains a private practice in upstate New York and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association. He has worked with individuals, couples and families for many years. In addition to his private practice he offers psychotherapy supervision to area therapists along with teaching seminars in psychotherapy and transpersonal psychiatry. He offers EAP at Windhorse Farm, LLC as an extension to his general psychiatric practice. He has been raising and working with Arabian horses for a number of years with the intention of offering EAP and has maintained his horse farm in addition to his clinical practice. Dr. Lancia has spoken at national and international conferences on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and on the Human Animal Bond and Human Animal Interaction. He will be co-teaching a course on Animal Assisted Therapy starting 2014 at St. John Fisher College in Rochester New York. Dr. Lancia is a mentor for individuals interested in advancing their proficiency in this work.


Christine Cane is an equine specialist having worked with horses for most of her life. She has ridden since a young girl and continues to be dynamic and skilled in the show arena. She is active in local and national horseman associations and holds an executive position in a local club. She maintains her own herd and has recently taken on a young Arabian stallion to add to her Morgans. She raises and trains her own horses giving her insight into horse behavior and developmental issues throughout the life cycle. These experiences have generated valuable insights that she brings as assets to her work as part of the EAP treatment team.