You deserve the best care.
Bringing animals like a therapy dog, horse, or other pet into therapeutic sessions 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.
Animals in therapeutic treatment help improve:
- Frustration tolerance
- Anger management
- Self-confidence and self-esteem
- Decreased heart rate and blood pressure by petting and dog presence
- Comforting, appropriate physical contact and touch
- Increase in feelings of acceptance