Generate and Grow Connection

EFW and Nature Program for Children and Youth

Sasha Routley MA CYC, RCC;  & Kerry Moon BA CYC MA (candidate) work in our youth program and offer counselling sessions to children, youth and young adults. Kerry and Sasha are experienced in supporting young people with a range of different challenges. They are skilled in our Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW) approach that fosters healing connections with self, others and the environment.

The sessions are conducted  outside in nature and with horses.  This outside focus has been very helpful during Covid and is also wonderful for children and youth who do not feel comfortable in an office or talk focused setting. 

Our activity based program draws on the learnings that come from interactions with animals, nature and art to empower children and youth. It may be appropriate if your child is struggling with:

  • Anxiety
  • Social challenges
  • Self esteem issues
  • High sensitivity
  • Life transition
  • Losses

Sensitively designed experiences with horses and nature experiences will introduce the child to:

  • Healthy relationship
  • Respect
  • Leadership
  • Safety
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Focus
  • Follow through  

It is recommended that sessions be arranged in blocks of six or more.


The per session rate is $110 plus GST for seeing a Registered Clinical Counsellor; $100 plus GST for a MA Candidate level counsellor. This is a reduced rate that we offer to assist in making counselling more accessible for children and youth. You can inquire about Practicum reduced rate sessions for children 12 and over. 
Session run up to one hour, depending on the youth’s capacity. They are held outside on our 33 acre farm, however we do have covered areas for varying weather conditions, as well as indoor spaces (where we follow recommended COVID protocols).
The EFW approach at Generation Farms is effective in supporting children with a variety of challenges by integrating core principles that are evidence based and trauma sensitive.