Stable Ground Counseling, PLLC

Welcome, we’re glad you’re here.

Here at Stable Ground Counseling, PLLC, we believe that every person, regardless of experiences, deserves to learn the skills to be able to navigate their life peacefully. We use a varied client focused approach of traditional counselling in our therapy shed as well as equine assisted psychotherapy to reach our clients where you’re at today. Our therapist, Rebecca Mullaney LPCA, is committed to helping clients of all ages and from all walks of life live full, peaceful, enriched lives. Rebecca is Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala) and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) certified.

What is equine assisted psychotherapy?

Equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is a client-centered, solution-oriented approach to counseling.  This style of therapy is based in the belief that people learn their best by hands-on experience. In EAP, clinicians work as part of a team that includes a mental health professional and an equine specialist, this allows the team to support the client’s needs and ensure safety of horses and clients. All work in EAP is done on the ground (no riding) where the horses and clients can interact freely with one another. Because horses are prey animals, they are very sensitive and aware of their environments. They pay close attention to body language and, through their nonverbal cues, provide clients meaningful feedback and insight that can be invaluable in client growth. The sheer size of horses can help clients put their world in perspective, and their unique and individual personalities provide clients with a healthy balance of challenge, humor and love.

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As a former elementary school teacher, school counselor, interventionist in a teen and young adult center, military suicide prevention specialist, and veterans mental health consultant I feel comfortable working with clients of all ages and backgrounds.
— Rebecca Mullaney, LPCA
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Meet Rebecca Mullaney, LPCA

It’s my belief that therapy should be client-focused, and I work with my clients to develop sessions that are unique to them. I approach therapy through a cognitive behavioral and person-centered lens, but pull from different techniques and theories to best support each individual client. Sessions often include traditional office time as well as equine assisted work in the arenas and pastures.

 
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Therapy Office

Sessions take place at Russell’s Reach Farm home of the Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program. Nestled on 23 acres, near Poplar Grove Plantation, our clients enjoy the quiet tranquility of the farm and the comfortable respite of the therapy shed.

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I look forward to serving the mental health needs of folks in the greater Wilmington area, and am excited to share the powerful gift of equine therapy with those in need.
— Rebecca Mullaney, LPCA
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Notes from Rebecca

Follow along as I share my thoughts, techniques, and practical everyday ways to find peace in your life.

 
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Need to talk today?

 
 
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Crisis Line

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Crisis Text Line

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Veteran Crisis Line