Children & Teens

“Please keep Mended Hearts in mind, we are a locally ran, non-profit Therapeutic Riding and Counseling Center who has been helping families, adults, and children for over 15 years! We rely on donations to help our families in need and to support our therapy animals!”

Why choose Mended Hearts?

Children at Mended Hearts enjoy their therapy sessions and often do not want to leave! Though the idea of visiting with a counselor may not initially sound appealing to a child, kids of all ages fall in love with the staff, animals, play room, and unique setting.  The experienced counselors at Mended Hearts provide guidance for children in a way that allows them to work through issues and grow in a safe, non-threatening environment.

What type of help can Mended Hearts provide?

At Mended Hearts we treat children and adolescents across the lifespan that struggle with emotional, social, and behavioral issues.  Below are some examples of the issues that our skilled staff are certified to treat:

                                                                                                                                                                             Abuse  ♦ Addiction  ♦ ADHD / ADD  ♦  Adoption  ♦  Anger Management  ♦  Anxiety  ♦  Autism  ♦  Behavioral Problems  ♦  Bipolar    ♦  Body Image  ♦  Bullying  ♦  Conflict Resolution  ♦  Depression  ♦  Developmental Disorders  ♦  Divorce  ♦  Eating Disorders  ♦  Emotional Issues  ♦  Family Issues  ♦ Gender Identity Issues ♦  Loss and Grief  ♦  Learning Disabilities  ♦  Lying/Stealing  ♦  Mood Disorders  ♦  Peer Pressure  ♦ PTSD ♦  Relationship Issues  ♦  Run Away  ♦  Self-Esteem  ♦ Sexual Issues ♦ Sexual Trauma Issues ♦ Social Issues  ♦  Suicide  ♦  Trauma  ♦  Team building for Employee Assistance Program ♦ Violence/Abuse Issues ♦ 

Helpful Resources:

Teens Health – This website is a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life.


BodiMojo – Check out this website to find information on body image, nutrition, fitness, eating disorders, emotional life, dating, sexual health, alcohol and drugs, and more written just for teens.


Strength of Us – A user-driven social networking community where young adults can connect with their peers, provide mutual support and share personal stories, creativity and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups, posting to “The Wire” and sharing videos, photos and other news.


Cope Care Deal – This mental health site for teens gives information on how one can learn to cope, take care of oneself, and understand facts about mental health issues.


TeenHealthFX – is your online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality.


The Bluffs – is an online resource that is very useful about of how to help prevent your teen from using drugs and alcohol.


We are a non-profit Therapeutic Riding and Counseling Center

~ Over 20 years Mental Health Experience ~

Serving Peoria and all of Central Illinois

309-383-4323 or 309-688-HRSE (4773)

1431 Lourdes Road Metamora, IL 61548 (click here for map and directions)

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