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Susan LaFreniere & Associates offer a wide variety of services and life-skills education including mind and body wellness to provide a complete counseling/coaching experience. Some individuals design a full program of counseling and total wellness, mixing and matching experiences as beneficial. Other individuals participate in direct counseling and recovery only. Whatever the choices, your experience will be tailored to you.

Clinical Services

Life can, at times, overwhelm even the strongest of individuals. We often lack the knowledge, resources and emotional support necessary to move through life's problems. The compassionate professionals at Susan LaFreniere & Associates offer effective guidance and support—moving individuals and families into growth and healing. Individual, group, couples counseling along with family services are offered.

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Problems effectively treated include:

  • Grief & Loss
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Family Difficulties
  • Child & Adolescent Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • General Life Adjustment
  • Stress
  • Pain Magament

Equine Assisted Psychotheraphy

Susan LaFreniere, LMSW, ACSW, CDP, is a certified EAGALA Professional offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups. Equine assisted Psychotherapy is not riding, instead the ground-based approach incorporates horses experientially for purposes of growth and learning. The EAGALA team facilitates activites designed with the participant's treatment goals and learning objectives in mind. EAP/EAL is a powerful and effective modality addressing a variety of conerns; Depression/Anxiety, PTSD, Addicitons, Eating Disorders, adolescent struggles, Relationship problems, and general group development.
options: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Counseling and Coaching, Equine Assisted Learning and Organizational development.


Professional: Gain maximum effectiveness in work and career endeavors. Training and education in staff relations, supervision and team building. Troubleshoot workplace issues.

Life Skills: Experience maximum health and effectiveness in personal relations, life experience and general wellness through self-care, communication skills building and other personal strengthening education.

Adventure-Based: Experiential learning increases our confidence, competence and life energy. Engage in physically stimulating activities while receiving support and coaching from a competent professional. Activities include hiking, kayaking, golf, sailing, skiing, etc.

Cyber-Coaching: Virtual sessions are also available over the phone or via Skype. Out of town, while traveling, or living out of the area, you can still take advantage of the wisdom and coaching as if you were in our office sitting face-to-face.

Additional Consultations Available:

  • Health and Sexuality
  • Financial/Budget Counseling
  • Style & Personal Image
  • Healthy Skin & Bodycare
  • Spiritual Direction

Integrative Wellness Services

Whether your goal is optimal body weight, increased vitality, adventure and play or you are managing an injury or illness, our medical staff, counselors and coaching professionals are here to help.

Holistic Health Assessment: Establishes a current baseline for a personalized health improvement/action plan. Assessment includes a review of current nutrition, fitness and self-sabotaging habits. Exercise instruction is available. We coordinate with your physician as needed.

Feeling Good Again Group: In a socially supportive atmosphere, this group addresses toxic behaviors, relationship issues and how they impact your self-care. You will make friends and have fun while improving your health and self-relationship. The goal is to educate and empower you to make positive changes toward a more joyful, contented life. Includes adventure-based activities and accountability support.

Mind-Body Therapies: Explore relationships between mind, body, emotion & spirit to achieve balance and gain understanding of ourselves & our relationships with others. Certified professionals work closely with counseling staff to coordinate your care.

  • Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
  • Relaxation Training
  • Stress Management
  • Pain Management
  • Energy Work
  • Bioenergetic Analysis Techniques