hope for you is that you will feel safe and respected so that we can work
together to help you find freedom from the struggles you are facing. We at Hope Reins are committed to finding creative and grace filled solutions so you can experience
joy and freedom again. We utilize a Christian approach but are respectful of all faiths and journeys. Because we are committed to finding ways to help you get "unstuck", we offer a unique combination of traditional and alternative therapies. Traditional counseling services such as Assessment and Diagnostic services, Coaching, Tutoring, and Traditional Counseling Services for Individuals, Children, Teens, Families and Couples are offered in through telehealth or our Hampshire offices. But in addition, we integrate alternative approaches such as art, play and
equine assisted psychotherapy.
Reins provides alternative therapy to individuals, couples, groups,
and families therapy using horses at our Hampshire Ranch. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a type of psychotherapy that
uses horses to help provide an experience of change. Rather than talk about
change or re-tell difficult experiences, Hope Reins offers opportunities to try new and
creative solutions to the patterns in your life that are causing “stuckness”.
Your strengths and weaknesses quickly emerge without the need to talk about it.
When what you are doing doesn't work, the horses give immediate and clear
feedback. They don't lie. Horses are particularly good at giving feedback about
leadership, social skills, communication, boundaries and one’s body language. This offers you
or your loved one real life opportunities to work on core emotional skills that
research shows lead to success. (All activities are ground based, no riding or
While Debra loves being a therapist, the truth is that she really, really loves being a wife to her husband of 31 years and a mother to her "grown up" girls. They along with a delightful Doberman and 3 feisty kitties live in an old Victorian that is forever being "fixed up". She attends Willow Creek Community Church and is wildly grateful that Jesus loves her and never gives up on fixing her up either.
Debra K. Hirschberg ReachesHampshire ILCrystal Lake IL