Media Release

Healing Through Horses

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center is partnering with HorseMpower and HOPE (HOrses helping People) to offer a free equine-facilitated psychotherapy group for adult female survivors of sexual violence.  The group will use human-horse interactions and activities to work through victimization issues.  Participants need not have experience with horses.  Sessions will be conducted by Dr. Marilyn Sokolof, Licensed Psychologist and Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, and Memree Stuart, Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, and will be held at HOPE's therapeutic riding facility in Archer. The group will begin October 30, 2009, and end January 22, 2010.

Click here for the workshop flyer.

For more information, Contact Rita Lawrence, Sexual Assault Program Manager at 352-264-6764 or toll free at 1-866-252-5439.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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