Lifeline Equine Therapy Services (LETS Program)
Lifeline's mission is to incorporate rescued horses into our Team to help heal veterans, military personnel, and first responders who may be suffering from a host of debilitating conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, moral injury, MST, and survivor's guilt. We offer Equine-Assisted Services, includng pyschotherapy, decompression, and team-building, using the EAGALA Model . We provide services to veterans and military personnel at no cost.
LETS is certified as an EAGALA Military Services Program. We currently have in-house two EAGALA -certified Equine Specialists and two Mental Health Professionals. LETS adheres to EAGALA standards. More information about EAGALA may be found here: http://www.eagala.org/works.
We are excited to add a BLM Mustang gentling program involving veterans and active military servicemembers. We are an approved Mustang Heritage Foundation TIP training facility. Learn more here: Veterans & Mustangs - Mustang Heritage Foundation
Mental Health Specialists:
Jesse Logan, Ph.D., LCPC, LCMFT, is the Clinical Director of LETS and is licensed in Maryland as a professional counselor and as a marriage and family therapist. He believes that some of the benefits of therapy include, understanding your emotions better, enjoying satisfying relationships, the ability to transform life’s challenges into personal strengths, and, maybe enjoying improved sleep. He employs a strength based approach when working with people in order to help them find solutions and grow through the issues of life.
Logan and his father rescued and rehabilitated a quarter horse when he was in middle school. His love for horses was one of the best gifts his father gave to him. Logan says that “to be able to help people grow and to work with horses at the same time, is a dream come true.”
Jesse’s reason for being is to “help people be as happy and healthy as they can be.” This purpose statement has guided him in his work with individuals and couples. Logan served on Active Duty in the US Army. After being Honorably Discharged, he worked in pastoral ministry for 20 years. Since 2005, he has worked with Active Duty and Retired service members at Walter Reed as a psychotherapist. His areas of expertise include, trauma, grief, human relationships/sexuality, as well as, mood and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Logan earned a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. In addition, he is an Approved Supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapist and, an EAGALA Certified Mental Health Therapist and EAGALA Military Services Provider.
Emma Hertzberg is an EAGALA-certified Equine Specialist and a riding instructor. She is experienced working with the veteran and military community.
Emma has a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition from the University of Maryland. She also is a professional health and wellness coach and founder of Best Body by Nature. (1) Best Body by Nature | Facebook
LETS COVID-19 PEER SUPPORT GROUP:
Lifeline Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation's equine-assisted therapy program, Lifeline Equine Therapy Services (LETS), hosted a FREE weekly peer support group on Zoom for those who were experiencing fear, anxiety, economic pressure, and/or other concerns during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. We understand that the unknown may be unsettling and anxiety provoking. Our goal was to support anyone who is feeling the strain of the times. This support group began on Wednesday 4/15/20 and ran weekly. Thank you to all who participated and made this a useful platform for dealing with the pandemic.
If at any time you may be having thoughts of self-harm, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
Lifeline Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation
22600 Robin Ct
Gaithersburg Maryland 20882
+1 301-318-1686 +1 301-318-1686
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