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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 Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, 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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My role is to help you work through and process these past difficult and negative experiences that are significantly interfering with your current life. I will help you to turn off that nasty little voice inside your head.

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There will be challenges going forward. How you choose to deal with them will be the difference between a good life and a life of self-torture. But first, we need to address those issues you’ve been wrestling with, we need to address the past.

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I look forward to helping you move towards a healthy and positive outlook while gaining stress relief, insight and empowerment. Together, we can co-create effective coping strategies that will assist you with the challenges that you are facing.

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tackle the sticky behaviors that inhibit progress, engage in deep processing and enjoy a sense of connection as you will feel supported in your journey towards a fulfilled and purpose-filled life.

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I love looking at your visions and finding creative ways to approach life's issues. Together, we unpack old messages while working towards new goals to bring about transformation that goes deep but also feels incredibly productive.

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Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.

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I view therapy as a sacred space and protected process. I'm a modern minded therapist always learning the latest in the sciences available. However, I love the art of therapy even more and strive to create a tailored approach unique to you.

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