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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 Lombard, the suburbs of Lombard, other nearby places such as Wheaton, Elmhurst, 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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start YOUR journey forward. Many seek & find support related to anxiety & stress, postpartum concerns, trauma, grief/loss, relationship and role concerns, the transition into parenthood, self-esteem & perfectionism concerns. Dads & partners welcome!


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start YOUR journey forward. Many seek & find support related to anxiety & stress, postpartum concerns, trauma, grief/loss, relationship and role concerns, the transition into parenthood, self-esteem & perfectionism concerns. Dads & partners welcome!

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I am a licensed clinical psychologist certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) and have specialty training in telehealth. I use evidenced-based practice and research to best inform my clinical work to provide the highest standard of care.

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work on processing trauma you have experienced and learning strategies to lessen the impact of related anxiety and depression. Other areas of focus I specialize in are the process of adoption, parenting strategies and being an adopted person.


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work on processing trauma you have experienced and learning strategies to lessen the impact of related anxiety and depression. Other areas of focus I specialize in are the process of adoption, parenting strategies and being an adopted person.

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I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence based approach, but most importantly, I also practice what I preach! I provide my clients with real life strategies to help them manage life situations they are struggling with.

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I work with people experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenting & family challenges. Together, we will work to figure out barriers, set goals, and build confidence in yourself and your relationships.


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I work with people experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenting & family challenges. Together, we will work to figure out barriers, set goals, and build confidence in yourself and your relationships.

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You will receive a customized treatment plan to fit your needs. I use proven methods to help you improve communication, define boundaries, and develop the skills you need to thrive. We do the work together. I am here for you every step of the way.

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My tagline is, finding answers and a path forward. First we figure out what is causing you difficulty, and then we find ways to address those problems, and enhance your strengths.


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My tagline is, finding answers and a path forward. First we figure out what is causing you difficulty, and then we find ways to address those problems, and enhance your strengths.

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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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I’m our program we look at DNA, imprinting and the change process. And how a person become what they dream of


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I’m our program we look at DNA, imprinting and the change process. And how a person become what they dream of

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I took Pavlov, Gestalt and Freud And developed a Dreamscomesfromchange.org program where I help teach people to valve their lives to achieve their dreams

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