Equine-Assisted Mental Health Resources

As a certified Equine Gestalt Coach, I am passionate about the power of horses to guide the healing process. Using their keen intuition and energetic sensitivity, horses get to the heart of the matter in a way that no human therapist can.
In this video, I describe how horses are amazing healers.

Two Northern VA resources for equine-assisted mental health:
North Light Coaching
Project Horse

My favorite place to take riding lessons or enjoy a gorgeous trail ride: The Natural Connection

Gender Resources

Gender Spectrum
Trans Student Educational Resources
Transcend Legal
It’s Pronounced Metro Sexual
It Gets Better Project
Trevor Project
Children’s National Medical Center
Whitman Walker Clinic
Equality Virginia
Name Change in Fairfax County
FCPS Pride
Summer Camps:
Brave Trails
Queer Oriented Radical Days of Summer

Recommended Reading on Gender:
The Transgender Teen by Stephanie Brill
Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance – Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children by Rachel Pepper
Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community by Laura Erickson-Schroth
Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached by Hillary Whittington

Heather Kirby coaching a young boy as a certified Equine Gestalt Coach The Pride Flag