I utilize animal assisted therapy, play, and expressive art therapy as part of mental health treatment. This unique experience of therapeutic interaction provides a third dynamic into the therapeutic relationship. I find that this additional vessel for change is successful in clients who are looking for something different. I’ve worked with children, adolescents, and adults navigate journey’s through trauma, anxiety, depression, foster care, addiction, sensory processing issues, and more. Acceptance, non-judgement, and empathy can create the perfect environment to heal.
I believe that therapeutic change has the best chance of occurring if certain conditions are present – empathy, unconditional positive regard, acceptance, and really just being there to support while our clients discover the strength they’ve always carried. I’m able to provide this through animal assisted therapy, play, and art therapy.
Therapeutic services can look different for each person because we all walk different paths. That being said – our goals are all the same – to be the best functioning individual we can – whatever that looks like to us. There is a different life beyond struggle. Let us walk alongside you in your journey that we know you’re capable of.