Ranch Hands Rescue fills a special niche in mental health counseling services in that we specialize in treating the more complex trauma cases, such as victims of multiple abuses by multiple perpetrators and people not making progress in their current treatment programs. We heal emotionally battered people and severely abused animals, then give them a purpose at Ranch Hands Rescue through our Equine and Animal Assisted Counseling (EAAC) program, facilitated by Licensed Professional Counselors and LPC Interns.

Counseling Center

RHR is the first organization in the world to partner rescued farm animals that have experienced abuse and neglect with clients in deep psychotherapy counseling sessions. We provide unique, trauma-informed counseling to people with a wide range of mental health issues, including domestic/sexual abuse, sex-trafficking, trauma, substance abuse, anger management, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, relationship problems, as well as hope for veterans and their families dealing with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), and more.

Animal sanctuary

We rescue, rehabilitate, and provide sanctuary for the worst-of-the-worst farm animal abuse and neglect cases. The animals that will live out their lives at the RHR sanctuary are incorporated into the Equine and Animal Assisted Counseling program, and are given love and purpose. Our animals live out their lives in a peaceful and happy environment.


When you partner with Ranch Hands Rescue you will know that you are dramatically changing the quality of life for a person in need or an abused animal. Here is one of their stories.


AGE: 8-year old goat
AT RHR: 5-1/2 years

Daisy was brought to us with a broken neck; she was malnourished, scared, and distrustful toward humans. After working with veterans suffering from PTSD and children in our counseling program, she learned to cherish human touch again. Daisy has become an important outlet for many individuals in our programs, and now lives happily in our sanctuary.


animals rescued, rehabilitated, and thriving 


Men, women, and children treated and changed 

volunteers and donors that make it possible

We offer the following Therapeutic modalities

  •  Equine and Animal Assisted Counseling (EAAC)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Addictions Model
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Nature Therapy
  • Faith Based Counseling
  • Grief Counseling


  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Self-Harm
  • Behavioral issues
  • Relationship issues (Child/Parent, Couples, etc.)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Adoption/Attachment
  • Eating disorders
  • PTS – Post Traumatic Stress
  • Veterans and their families

Donate your Time

As a volunteer, when you donate your time to us, you become a part of the Ranch Hands Rescue family. Even if it‘s only a few hours per week or month, your being here makes a difference.  Contact us to learn more about how RHR can utilize your talent.


“My daughter and I volunteered at Ranch Hands Rescue after a trauma to one of our family members left us feeling like we could have done more to help if we had only known how.
Serving these hurt animals and people has not only changed the way I see healing, it has made me see that anything is possible. If I can help one animal learn to eat again, or help one person get through their hard time, I know it‘s worth it.”

– Mary L. RHR volunteer two days a week


RHR depends heavily on donors like you to feed, provide shelter, medical care and training for the animals as well as counseling and training for the people we serve.


Provides food, shelter, medical care and training for one animal for one week


Provides counseling services and therapy for 2 people for one week


keeps our facilities, medical tools, and system operational for one week

Contact Us

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