Lone Oak Animal Assisted Therapeutic & Educational Services

Lone Oak’s vision is informed by robust literature and professional experience. Our design is shaped by input from diverse, talented, community leaders, including academics, therapists, veteran child welfare workers, horse experts, youth, parents with CWS involvement, handwork artists, musicians, and community volunteers. We are “rooting” ourselves in fertile soil, finding ways to connect services, research,  and education/training to create a rich and vibrant community. Thus far, we have offered equine-assisted services and group programs on a relatively small scale. Though we welcome all, we are committed to offering services to marginalized groups that have experienced trauma, including children and veterans. We are determined to make our innovative and promising services available to all who need them, regardless of their ability to pay.

Services offered:

– Individual counseling

– Couples counseling

– Family counseling

– Groups and programs

– Partnerships

– Educational services

– Wellness

– Mobile services

  • Lone Oak Mission: To increase access to services that promote healing and well-being through relationships with nature, animals, and other diverse community members.
  • Lone Oak Vision: To establish a compassionate, just, and inclusive community that fosters attunement or connectedness across its members. Strength through compassion, justice through education, wellness through connection. 
  • Lone Oak Philosophy: We believe that to grow and heal, we must provide a safe environment for authentic connection for individuals and groups to create the branches of our community. The lessons we learn from our equine partners teach us about relationships, community care, and collaborative leadership. 

Contact Information

Heather Girvin, Executive Director

315 East New Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 917-6110

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Areas of Expertise

  • Animals
  • Children and Youth
  • Disability Services
  • Mental Health
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