the experience

Since the dawn of time, the bond between horse and human has been sacred, dynamic and powerful.  Cynthia and her clients find their subtle moments of discovery in the arena around the horses, and transform these teachable moments into enduring moment of recovery.


Healing with Horses

Cynthia Rank-Ballas LPCC

about Healing with Horses

Cynthia’s passion for change led her to the therapeutic arena in the early 90’s, long before equine-assisted psychotherapy had become a trendy healing modality.  As a pioneer in this evolving field, her compassion, wisdom, training and inner strength have made her one of the foremost practitioners of equine facilitated healing.  Cynthia’s formal psychotherapy training along with her EAGALA, EFMHA and CBEIP certifications create a substantive foundation for her healing work.  She specializes in treating trauma recovery, addictions, grief and loss, dual-diagnosed personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and relationship issues.

Individual and family therapy intensives are available, with residential options in an unparalleled northern New Mexico setting.

  1. most insurance accepted

  2. medicaid provider, CYFD and Santa Fe magistrate court referred therapist

  3. Life Healing Center, Santa Fe, NM - adjunct therapist since 1999


Healing with Horses, LLC

Cynthia Rank-Ballas, LPCC

Santa Fe, NM

505 660-7938