Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

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

Wounded Warrior Resiliency and Support Workshop









Joseph Lancia, Psychiatrist

Susan Lisi, Recreation Therapist

Christine Cane, Equine Specialist

Alan Bertch, Program Assistant



This is a one day workshop to help veterans focus on identification of challenges, goal-setting and exploring positive life style changes. It looks at issues of isolation, distrust, and emotional difficulties that veterans may be experiencing and assists in strengthening of resources and support. Some of the themes addressed can include: stress management, relationship issues, substance abuse, anger management, spiritual issues, sleep disturbance, traumatic memories and depression. Components of this workshop include Equine Assisted Learning which utilizes horses as a tool for emotional growth and learning in humans. The focus is not riding or horsemanship. All activities take place on the ground. No horse experience is necessary. After exercises with the horses, there is time for reflecting on the experience, processing through group discussion and peer support and looking at applying what was discovered at home and on the job. Lunch and snacks are included.


For more information contact:


Susan Lisi, Recreation Therapist

Canandaigua VA

(585) 393-7457

E mail: Susan.Lisi@va.gov



Windhorse Farm
75 Walker Road
Hilton, NY 14468
(585) 392-3492