Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy is not a stand-alone method; instead, it is intended to be an add-on to other services, like psychotherapy or supportive counseling.

Animal-Assisted Therapy utilizes dogs who have been trained to be especially calm and obedient in order to provide a therapeutic presence for patients experiencing a range of medical or mental health conditions. Before a dog can participate in animal-assisted therapy, the dog and its owner must undergo training.

Once a dog and his or her owner have completed training and certification, they can begin visiting with patients. A dog may visit a patient for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the patient to pet and interact with it, which is believed to confer a therapeutic benefit.

Meet Bradley, Certified Therapy Dog!

Bradley is a 3 year old Bichpoo. This January he passed his Therapy Dog Certification test through The Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Bradley will be spending time in the offices providing pets, cuddles, and comfort to clients who express interest in working with Bradley. When not working in his official capacity, Bradley enjoys treats, sleeping, and belly rubs.

If you interested in Animal Assisted Therapy contact us.

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