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The benefits that animal companionship provides for your emotional and mental wellbeing are enormous. Animal-assisted therapies are a type of psychotherapy that incorporates animals into peoples mental health treatment plans. People worldwide rely on animals like dogs, cats, and even horses to help them cope with acute and chronic mental health challenges.

Whether you are located in downtown Wilmington, the suburbs of Wilmington, other nearby places such as Philadelphia, Lancaster, or anywhere else in Delaware, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

How Can Animal-Assisted Therapy Help?

Animal-assisted therapy can help you in various ways, but here are some of the most common benefits:

  • Companionship to reduce feelings of loneliness.
  • Feeling less stressed, agitated, or anxious.
  • Self-awareness as you see animals reflect your emotional state.
  • Learning to set new boundaries.
  • Overcoming fear.
  • Developing trust.

Animal-assisted therapy can also help with physical health, offering such benefits as reduced perception of pain and improved cardiovascular health.

Interested in learning more about how animals improve our lives? Read more from licensed therapist Dr. Beverly Pedroche about the 5 lessons learned from her dog.

Experience the Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy

Deciding that you want to seek animal-assisted therapy is a gigantic step, and finding a quality therapist who specializes in animal-assisted therapy can prove to be challenging. Luckily, our team at Mental Health Match is here to help you find a qualified animal-assisted therapist in no time! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Marcie Dinkin
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Identify your strengths and talents, working to make you feel comfortable and at ease with who you are as a person in all facets of your life. I’ll listen and help guide you towards the goals you want to establish and reach.


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I work with parents, young adults, & teens, together or separately, to assess what the major issues and roadblocks are, address any hurts and misunderstandings, and work towards better communication, finding common ground, and family unity.

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Work to better understand the issues that lead you to seek help, how they impact your life, how to find some relief in these problems, and what the root cause is in order to help you feel the confidence to overcome similar challenges in the future.


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Work to better understand the issues that lead you to seek help, how they impact your life, how to find some relief in these problems, and what the root cause is in order to help you feel the confidence to overcome similar challenges in the future.

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Your feeling safe, comfortable, and knowing that you are not alone is a priority. My goal is that you feel heard, understood, and know that your experience is important to me.

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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.


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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

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Therapy is about change. During our work, I will support you and assist you in identifying and changing the patterns that are not serving you. I approach therapy with an integrative approach, combining relational and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

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In sessions, we may discuss attachment style and how that is currently impacting your friendships, relationships with family, and intimate partner. I am a strong believer that our experiences with family of origin influences how we connect.


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In sessions, we may discuss attachment style and how that is currently impacting your friendships, relationships with family, and intimate partner. I am a strong believer that our experiences with family of origin influences how we connect.

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I am a bilingual speaker (fluent in English & Spanish). I enjoy forming a relationship with the client at a pace that feels comfortable. Disclosing vulnerable emotions is not easy, I like to provide a trusting environment that welcomes conversation.

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Della S. Lusk, Ph.D.
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I'm trained as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist; my training and experience allows me to work with the widest range of issues possible.


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I'm trained as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist; my training and experience allows me to work with the widest range of issues possible.

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I generally use a cognitve behavioral therapy (CBT) approach with most clients.

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Della S. Lusk, Ph.D. remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia