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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 Fox Lake, the suburbs of Fox Lake, other nearby places such as Antioch, Grayslake, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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You direct and set your goals for treatment. My job is to find the approaches that have solid scientific evidence and I use that to guide our treatment. That can means giving education to, and being direct with my clients.

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Collaborate and identify stressors while utilizing both new and existing strengths and coping to help them to unleash one's inner power.

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My philosophy as a therapist is that I am in the passenger seat, helping navigate while my clients control the wheel. Utilizing a strengths-based, solution focused approach, I will work with you to identify your strengths and positive coping skills.

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My approach focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with an emphasis on Irrational Belief Systems and Thinking Errors.

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I would love to meet with you so could get to know me and we could discuss your goals and see if you feel like we would be a good fit. If not, I’d be happy to work with you to discuss other options and referrals that would fit your needs.

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I focus both on developing new strengths and skills to effectively manage life’s difficulties in the short term, while gaining insight into reasons behind behaviors to regain the control and understanding of past patterns to facilitate future autono

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