H.E.A.L Conference 2022, hosted by TBCG!

The HEAL (Human Equine Alliances for Learning) Model™ uses a set of interrelated principles for understanding and managing emotion in ourselves and others, that we call “Six Keys to Relationship”. The neural circuits specifically related to social-emotional learning are among the most powerful predictors of whether people can truly thrive.

Participants from all over the country attended HEAL 2022, ( hosted by Bridge Therapeutic Services) from as far as California, Washington State, Arkansas, Arizona, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina, Elizabeth City, New Jersey, and Northern Virginia. The Conference was held at Two Cedars Farm in Louisburg, NC by farm owner David Fillingim.

The conference was facilitated by Leigh Shambo, MSW, LPCC

Leigh Shambo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is widely recognized for authoring HEAL-sponsored research on Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is regularly invited to teach and facilitate throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

Formerly a professional horse trainer, Leigh discovered that the horses could be teachers in their own right when tragedy required her to face a journey of emotional healing.

TBCG November Observances & Closures

Vance County Schools will have Teacher’s Workday on 11/08/2022 

Vance County Schools will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on 11/11/2022 and therefore our offices will be closed as well.

Vance County Schools will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday 11/23/22-11/25/22 and therefore our offices will be closed as well.

Testing/Evaluation, Treatment, Professional Development & Advocacy

Certified Behavior Analysts,
Behavior Therapists,
Critical Disabilities Theorists,
Educational Consultants, Advocates,
Special Educators & Parent Educators

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*Is your child between the ages of 24 months and 22 years old?

*Has your child been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Developmental Delay?

*Does your child seem to have few or no words compared to siblings or same-age peers?

*Does your child struggle with sleeping through the night and personal care routines?

*Does your child have outbursts, tantrums, or other difficult behaviors?

*Does your child struggle in school interacting with classmates and teachers?

*Does your child often seem easily provoked or unusually quiet and withdrawn?

*Does your child struggle with activities of daily living such as toileting, tying their shoes, or holding a fork/spoon?

*Does your child struggle in social settings such as religious services, playgrounds, or restaurants?

*Are you struggling as a parent/caregiver/teacher/or daycare provider and need strategies and support?

We can help. Let us be your bridge…


The Bridge Consulting Group, LLC exists for the purpose of creating and disseminating quality resources and services based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Positive Behavior Support, and Positive Discipline. Our target populations are individuals who suffer with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from ages 24 months to 22 years along with their caregivers, providers, and educators who live in Franklin, Vance, Warren, Granville, & Person Counties. We are actively engaged in this work as a part of our on-going efforts to enhance the quality of life for our clients and their families, with a particular emphasis on marginalized communities and people of color living in rural areas.

“For those who wish to cross the sea of suffering…let me be a bridge.”


A world where all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders along with their caregivers, providers, and educators have access to culturally competent, evidence-based services and resources in their homes and local communities.


“Bridging” the Gap

To “bridge” the gaps in disparate access by expanding services to rural areas, marginalized communities, and persons of color.

Theoretically Sound

To provide services and resources which are theoretically sound, evidence-based, and immediately applicable.

Excellence by Design

To deliver services with intentional excellence, on purpose, and by design. We are fanatically committed to consistency and detail!

Unprecedented Integrity

To behave with unprecedented integrity and always keep our promises to the clients and communities we serve and the providers who make that work possible.

Positive Discipline “Disciples”

To expand the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis, Positive Discipline, and Positive Behavior Support, beyond clinic-based services to homes, communities, and K-12 schools. 

Culturally Competent Assessment Practices

To educate parents/caregivers, educators, clinicians, and diagnosticians about the necessity of using culturally competent practices when assessing clients  for placement and services in order to improve outcomes, reduce achievement gaps, and stem the disproportionate identification and inappropriate diagnosis of clients from marginalized communities.

For support contact by phone, fax or email.

*Emergency Afterhours Number: 984-244-8642

Interested in joining Team TBCG? Please forward your Resume/CV and cover letter to the email address below.


Durham Office: 984-244-8642/919-491-8611
615 Wheat Mill Road• Durham, NC 27704
(Western Region Administrative Unit)
Henderson Office: 252-452-7346/252-598-9059
534 E Andrews Avenue Henderson, NC 27536
(5 County Area Administrative Unit)

Fax Number: 919-937-2046

Service Hours

*The administrative offices are open by appointment only.

Monday8:00 am- 8:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am -8:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am- 8:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am- 8:00 pm
Friday8:00 am- 8:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Service Areas

Durham (Blue Cross & Blue Shield; Aetna)
Wake (Blue Cross & Blue Shield; Aetna)
Chatham (Medicaid; Blue Cross & Blue Shield; Aetna)
Franklin (Medicaid; Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna)
Granville (Medicaid; Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna)
Halifax (Medicaid; Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna)
Orange (Blue Cross & Blue Shield; Aetna)
Person (Medicaid; Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna)
Vance (Medicaid; Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna)
Warren (Medicaid; Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna)
Stokes (Medicaid; Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna)
Forsyth (Medicaid; Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna)
Alamance (Medicaid; Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Aetna)