436 Applewood Lane, Dahlonega, GA. 30533.  (470) 208-1202

Without the generosity of donors and volunteers, Dream Power could not facilitate many of the meaningful programs it provides.



Dream Power Therapy’s new facility provides the perfect setting to now offer full one week Intensives.  Provided by certified Peer Specialist and verified therapeutic riding instructors, the 7 day equine intensive retreats are for clients ages 14+ who have mild to moderate mental health issues causing them daily living challenges and who need a “reset” for their self-care to get into a new pattern of a stable and happy lifestyle.  We focus on the whole person – body, mind and spirit – and multiple issues at the same time, whether it be substance abuse with a concurring issue, PTSD, or a cycle of anxiety and depression someone can’t seem to get out of on their own.  The 7 day intensive provides daily equine therapy groups that incorporate dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills with nutritional plans specific for mental health and yoga/meditation and journaling to take control of our own mental health process.  We work with your mental health provider or help you find one that suits you if it becomes part of your wellness plan that you design for yourself while you are here.  The goal is to have people leave empowered by being fully in charge of their wellness journey through positive experiences showing them they do have what it takes to live a happy and purposeful life.  It’s a wonderful and highly effective alternative to a stay in a mental health hospital!


Some Conditions Helped By Therapeutic Horsemanship

  • ADD / Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Autism / Asperger’s
  • Developmental Delayed
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Visual Impairment
  • Anxiety
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Terminal Illness
  • Weight Control
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Depression / Grief
  • Family Counseling
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Why Therapeutic Riding?

Individuals with almost any cognitive, physical and/or emotional disability can benefit from safe, supervised interaction with equines.  Because horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.  For individuals with mental or emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.  Therapeutic riding gives many of our students the opportunity to set aside crutches, wheelchairs and impairments while in the saddle.

Therapy experts have found that individuals with challenges respond to horses in ways that can’t be duplicated in traditional clinical environments.  Our horses accept unconditionally and the bonds that develop become a vital part of the therapy.

*NOTE:  New therapy clients must fill out a New Client Form.  All riders must fill out a Liability Waiver and Rider Agreement.

About Dream Power

Therapeutic Riding Sessions

  • Private therapeutic lesson–  $60 per hour.
  • Group therapeutic lesson – $50 per hour.  (2 – 5 riders per group.)
  • Sibling/family accompanying rider(s) – $40 per additional family member per hour when accompanying a therapeutic client.

We have an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program that combines therapeutic horsemanship with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) based life skills with Peer Support Specialists & Life Coaches that have recovered.  You can use one of the therapists that work with us regularly or engage your own therapist.

  • REFERRAL DISCOUNT:  20% off one monthly tuition fee when you refer another client that signs up!

(470) 208-1202


If the outside temperature is below 40°F or above 92°F, there will be no riding.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  No individual notice(s) will be issued by the Center, but the local temperature and conditions are posted here (below) on the website for reference.  

If a severe weather alert issued by the Weather Service, there will be no lessons.

Current Conditions at the lodge in Dahlonega, GA
6:03 am7:58 pm EDT
Feels like: 79°F
Wind: 10mph N
Humidity: 41%
Pressure: 29.99"Hg
UV index: 7

Corporate Groups

Featuring Conflict Resolution & Team Building!

Conflict Resolution:
Does your work environment experience TOO much competition that leads to lack of needed communication, back biting & even some sabotage? We can help remedy that!! Specifically designed group exercises to cure the “Me First!” & “Win at ALL Costs” mentality.

Team Building:
Have you put together your “Dream Team” or have “Diamonds in the Rough” that are having a hard time working cohesively? We can help unify them with bonding & supporting exercises.

* $325 per hour with 4 horses.
* Minimum 3 hours

Abuse and Trauma Program

We have programs for individuals and groups that have suffered severely life altering traumatic events such as childhood or adult sexual abuse, service combat or severe neglect.

Individual or groups available based on assessed need.

The groups consist of 3 to 5 clients meeting 2 to 3 times per week for two hour sessions.  The program is monitored and supervised by a licensed behavioral health provider that specializes in these areas as well as a Peer Support Specialist who has recovered from trauma using our method and is trained in dialectical behavior life skills therapy and is a PATH certified therapeutic riding instructor.


Dream Power Therapy serves many individuals and groups with many needs and challenges.  And while our mission remains to partner to provide these services at as little cost to our clients as possible, Dream Power is committed to offering a 100% exemption when it comes to services for our veteran clients.  We do sometimes work with individual veterans that insist on paying their way, and will respect their wishes and offer them the opportunity to do what they have always done, to serve as a method to fulfill any obligation they may feel.  That can come in many forms of volunteering with Dream Power from working with other veterans and clients, to helping with the herd or maintenance of the barn and facilities.  Veterans interested in any of our services are encouraged to contact us directly for more information or simply book an introductory ride and use the code “TY4URSVC” at checkout to discount the price to $0.00.

"No one can teach riding so well as a horse."
C. S. Lewis

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Kymberley Krasnow

Kymberley is a lifetime philanthropist, naturapath, serial entrepreneur and lifetime equestrian owner and trainer. 

She has for over 25 years diversified investments, venture cap and solutions for funding, industry branding and product placement as sole proprietor of Concept III International.

She is a former holistic practitioner of two successful practices; Elewa Health and Wellness and Back to Basic Health Chiropractic in North GA.


1.  Fill out, print and sign the Volunteer Form and email or bring the signed copy to us.

2.  If you have not previously submitted a Liability Waiver and Rider Agreement, please do the same with those forms as well.

3.  Once we have received and reviewed your forms, we will contact you.

Thank you for interest in volunteering opportunities with Dream Power!

Minal Shah, MRC, NCC, LPC
CEO, Clinical Director of Atlanta DBT

With a background in trauma medicine and a Rehabilitation Counseling integrative degree in law, medicine and psychology, Minal brings a fresh perspective and the ability to provide comprehensive care for each patient.  She has been in practice for over thirty years now, acquiring skills and knowledge that have helped her treat some of the most challenging cases in mental health.  She believes in a curative mindset, with an aim towards resolving all illness and ending suffering.  Minal believes that emotional brain health needs to be treated akin to conventional medicine–with a resolution or cure/remission in mind, not endless weekly appointments.

  • Intensively Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, directly under the founder of the treatment, Marsha Linehan, PhD
  • Adolescent and family DBT under the treatment’s founder, Alec Miller, PhD.
  • Intensively Trained in Mentalization Based Treatment at McLean hospital, specifically designed for difficult disorders by treatment founders Dr.  Bateman, MA, FRCPsych and Dr. Fonagy, PhD
  • Intensively Trained in Radically Open DBT in the first cohort offered in the U.S., by the founder, Tom Lynch, PhD.

Extensive study in CBT with David Burns, MD, author of Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy.  Case-Based clinical training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Shari Manning, PhD of the Treatment Implementation Collaborative (the former president of Behavioral-Tech).  DBT for eating disorders at Silver Hill Hospital.

  • Intensively Trained in Psychodrama, by the 2018 J. Moreno Achievement winner, Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC
  • Intensively Trained in DBT PE (prolonged exposure) specifically for trauma & PTSD,  by treatment developer Melanie Harned, PhD
  • Trained in Family and Couples DBT by treatment founder, Alan Fruzzetti, PhD
  • Studied under Drs. Gunderson and Choi-Kain of the Gunderson Institute
  • Grady Rape Crisis Counselor

After her Initial DBT Intensive, she became sub-specialty trained in all other Behavioral-Tech offerings:

  • the multiply disordered client
  • adolescent protocol
  • suicide protocol
  • chain analysis & validation theory
  • skills training

Leah Thompson
Special Projects Consultant/Volunteer

Leah is our most tenured volunteer.  In addition to working on projects for and volunteering with Dream Power, Leah has worked as a Client Relations Specialist and a Veterinary Technician.

When Leah is not working or volunteering, she enjoys playing any kind of sport, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs with her husband Jeffrey, and riding horses. She admits she is “mildly obsessed” with football and (Kraft) macaroni and cheese.

Gina Little

Gina Little took over Dream Power in January of 2009.  Gina is a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor through PATH International and a Certified Peer Support Specialist.  She opened her first business at 22, is an accomplished artist and a published poet.  She aspires to share her talents with others while empowering them to do the same. 

Gina’s lifelong journey healing from childhood sexual & physical abuse, decades of recovery from alcoholism and addiction, then becoming a statistic of getting into abusive relationships as an adult with complex PTSD led her to develop a tried & true, unique and wonderfully effective equine therapy program that incorporates DBT skills (dialectical behavior therapy) in her therapeutic horsemanship lessons. Her own experiences coupled with supporting her own daughter’s journey in recovery has motivated her to dedicate herself to developing and continually refining the expertise necessary to create and facilitate programs that maximize growth, healing and empowerment for individuals facing the challenges of injury, trauma, abuse, addiction or disability.

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Dream Power Therapy, Inc.
437 Applewood Lane
Dahlonega, GA 30533


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While specializing in serving those with disabilities, handicaps and/or special needs, Dream Power provides therapeutic horsemanship programs beneficial to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of any individual.  The opportunity to serve creates an environment that fosters measurable and often miraculous growth in new found freedom, peace and joy that cannot be duplicated in any other therapeutic model.

We are dedicated to pursuing knowledge and understanding of the most current therapies because we hold ourselves accountable for providing the highest quality equine activities for all of the individuals, families, groups and the volunteers that are involved with Dream Power Therapy.