Asheville Academy for Girls utilizes an Equine Assisted Therapeutic program for student development. This curriculum is used to help students learn to become empowered, overcome adversity, think of consequences before acting, and to learn when to ask for help. We provide a safe, fun and challenging environment in which to learn and grow. In Horse Therapy, Students explore important skills such as asserting healthy boundaries, overcoming challenges, problem solving, and making empowered choices.
Rob Jacoby is a licensed professional counselor with over 16 years of experience delivering services to youth and their families in outpatient and residential settings. Rob has spent the last 8 years specializing Equine Assisted Mental Health & Learning.
Rob began in the field combining Therapy and Horses as an EAGALA Advanced Trained Practitioner and then moved into combining experiential therapeutic training with Natural Horsemanship after completing Pat Parelli’s Level 1 Course.
Rob combines Equine Experiential Training with Natural Horsemanship to create and facilitate therapeutic programming to aid in the growth and learning of the clients at Asheville Academy for Girls. Our girls benefit greatly from Horse Therapy. They are allowed to connect with the horses and through this connection they can truly start to examine their relationships with others. While in a safe environment the horses help our girls work on their non-verbal communication skills and learn to build trust with others.
Contact us today to learn more about the change Horse Therapy can have in your daughter’s life, we know our program can help create the change your daughter needs.
Asheville Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for girls based in Asheville, North Carolina. Built on a strong foundation to help troubled youth and troubled girls, we have become one of the best girls academy programs in the US. Families come from all over the country, including Raleigh, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Miami, Florida, the D.C. area, Maryland, New York, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and New Jersey.