Epona Therapy Services focuses on working with nature to motivate children to engage in therapy and make meaningful progress.. Horses are powerful, majestic and many children are drawn to interact with horses in ways that the are not in other therapy settings. Goats are fun, silly and playful animals that help bring out the playful side in all of us. Guiding children to find health in nature is the expertise at Epona Therapy Services.
Gina Taylor MS, OTR/L, HPCS is a New Jersey licensed occupational therapist who believes in the power of horses and nature to help children and their families make progress one stride at a time. Her vision inspiring Epona Therapy Services to provide nature-based occupational therapy services in New Jersey and career consulting and nature based training for occupational therapy clinicians around the world.
Gina spent much of her childhood playing outdoor and learning to ride her horse. She participated in 4-H and helped children in the special olympics. Her undergraduate degree is in Equestrian Studies. She became certified as a Adaptive Riding instructor through PATH International. After teaching adaptive horseback riding lessons for a few years, she felt she needed more tools in her tool box and went to graduate school for occupational therapy.
As an occupational therapist, Gina has specialized in sensory integration, movement disorders and building relationship based experiences with families. Gina is certified in Sensory Integration, is a board certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist, trained in infant massage and holds a certificate of Mastery in DIR/Floortime method. This professional training background has helped create a holistic framework for Gina to provide occupational therapy from.
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