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Animal Assisted Therapy

Animals in therapeutic treatment provide compassion, camaraderie, and a break from the daily routine. Go beyond conversation and experience authentic, personalized care through animal-assisted therapy services.

You deserve the best care.

Animals in Therapeutic Sessions

Animal assisted therapy with a trained therapy dog, horse, or other pet allows you to explore and engage in the present moment. This approach provides opportunities to participate in relationships where the animals offer an insight and provide feedback to actions, behavior, energy, breathing, and language, both verbal and non-verbal.

It deepens your awareness of contact styles and choices and responsibilities within relationships. Intimate moments emerge through non-verbal exchanges; this communication between client-therapist-animal is where real change and healing can happen.

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Animals in therapeutic treatment help improve:

  • Motivation
  • Engagement
  • Focus
  • Relaxation
  • Frustration tolerance
  • Anger management
  • Empathy
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem

Other benefits of animal assisted therapy

  • Increase in self-reliance and sociability
  • Improve sharing behavior in children
  • Increase in coping strategies and daily living
  • Prevention and reduction in symptoms of depression
  • Increased relaxation aided by petting
  • Increase in hopefulness

Additional physical wellness effects of animal assisted therapy:

  • Decreased heart rate and blood pressure by petting and dog presence
  • Comforting, appropriate physical contact and touch
  • Increase in feelings of acceptance
  • Entertainment

Meet Our Therapy Dogs!

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Equine Therapy

Get out of the office and into the open! Animal assisted therapy with a horse is called equine therapy. Equine therapy offers a serene, natural, relaxing environment by inviting horses to join you in your healing journey.

Equine therapy is an experiential alternative to traditional talk therapy. We believe the presence of horses provides a way to help people grow, learn, change, and heal through engaging in a therapeutic relationship with the horse.

Individual, couples, and family sessions are available. Marcy will work with your current therapist (from Blossom or another office) to provide a number of sessions to supplement your current therapeutic work. Complementary equine sessions can provide you the opportunity to practice skills you learn about in your therapy sessions, in a safe and forgiving environment with a nonjudgmental partner.

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