What is DBT?

DBT is an evidence-based practice and trauma-informed therapy that helps teenagers with challenging emotions and related destructive behaviors.

What is DBT with Horses?

The DBT with Horses Program is an innovative curriculum that enables youth of all ages to develop a deeper understanding of the skills learned in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by practicing specific lessons alongside the horses.

Our purpose

Our mission is to provide clients with a new and interesting setting to practice DBT skills. By providing a different perspective and fun experiences, clients gain a better understanding of the DBT concepts and increase their interest in treatment.

How does it work?

DBT teaches young people how to be in control of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors through specific coping skills. Each DBT with Horses session emphasizes one set of coping skills. The program works well in conjunction with traditional DBT skills training and classes by providing an active and unique opportunity for clients to practice skills while working with peers, DBT instructors, and the horses.

DBT Coping Skills

  • Mindfulness
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

How it is funded

Medicaid and private pay options available: Please contact Rachel Quesnel for more information.

Location of Service

Trillium Children’s Farm Home – The Horse Stables are located amongst the 300 beautiful acres of the Children’s Farm Home campus in Corvallis, Oregon. Trillium’s Children’s Farm Home campus also provides treatment services to residential and subacute clients.

Trillium’s full array of services

Trillium Family Services offers the complete continuum of care, from prevention to secure inpatient level
mental health services. This facilitates seamless transitions and allows children to be treated in the most
appropriate, most effective, and least restrictive level of care possible.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact:

Rachel Quesnel
Horse Program Director
office: 541-758-5979
cell: 541.760.1943
CLICK HERE for a list of information needed to make a referral

Trillium’s Horse Program is located at:
Children’s Farm Home
4455 NE Highway 20
Corvallis, OR 97330