Nature Centers for Human Animal Interaction

Treatment Center

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Nature Centers for Human Animal Interaction

Treatment Center


Offers video and phone sessions

Nature Centers for Human Animal Interaction
18340 Powell Road
Brooksville, FL 34604
Call Ms. Felicia Bass
(352) 678-4551
Announcement icon During the pandemic we are pleased to provide online sessions.

Are you missing nature and animals?

nCHAI offers services which administer a therapeutic medium to support the behavioral wellness of children, adults and families. The facilities provide a nature-based environment on dozens of acres, with fields, groves and ponds, for people to interact with many different domestic animals and various wildlife. The methodologies used begin with basics, to teach each person how to properly interact with animals, how to provide proper care for animals, as well as the environment, which develops real life skills focusing on empathy, trust and nurturing. Being in the nature-centered environment also teaches about conservation and sustainability, farming, work ethic and responsibility. These teachings advocate a natural progression of positive behaviors from people who are in turn taught to apply what they have learned to their own relationships with others, and just as importantly, to themselves as building blocks to self-esteem, self-worth, self-discipline, and self-respect.

How nature and animals help.

Nature plays an important role in the existence of healthy beings. The complexities that develop from a disconnection to nature occur in environments where unnatural elements form a barrier against nature. Whether those barriers are concrete and steel, or video games and smartphones, the separation from nature and the natural world undoubtedly produces a confinement that is detrimental to overall wellness. Being outdoors in the natural world opens many windows of opportunity for learning about the environment, conservation, and sustainability, while walking a guided path of growth. Animals play an important role in the balance of a healthy socio-ecosystem. The complexities that develop when animals are segregated from people, who then have limited or infrequent interactions with animals, grate on the core of the empathetic nerve. Whether this separation from animals is intentional by social construct or by overburdening provisional regulations, the disconnection to animals produces a human state of isolation. The beauty of animals is that they disarm the human ego. Interactions with animals teaches trust, nurturing, responsibility, and most importantly empathy.

Need a hug?

Being at NCHAI will make you feel like you're getting a hug. Whether from the arms of our giant grandfather oaks or the snuggles of a miniature donkey, you will feel the love among nature and the animals, in the spirit of God's intentions.


  • Cost per Session: $90 - $320
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • GHI
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Staywell
  • Sunshine Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellCare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • License and State: MH#8524 Florida

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: MH15261 Florida


Nature Centers for Human Animal Interaction
18340 Powell Road
Brooksville, FL 34604
Call Ms. Felicia Bass
(352) 678-4551
Offers video and phone sessions
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Spanish
Faith: Christian
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Veterans

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Continuing Care
  • Equine Therapy
  • Intervention
  • Outdoor Therapy
  • Substance Use
Out / Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient Program

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Nature Animal Therapy (NAT)
  • Nature Human-Animal Interaction (NHAI)
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group


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Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020
Nature Centers for Human Animal Interaction, , Treatment Center in Brooksville

Nature Centers for Human Animal Interaction

Treatment Center