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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.

Wherever you are located in Kansas from Hutchinson to Wichita or even Olathe, or anywhere else nearby, 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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Wendy Hawkins
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Explore what's working versus what's not working in your world. We will collaborate to develop an understanding of past experiences in connection to current relationships, skills, habits and behaviors. We'll take that information and create a plan!


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Explore what's working versus what's not working in your world. We will collaborate to develop an understanding of past experiences in connection to current relationships, skills, habits and behaviors. We'll take that information and create a plan!

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I utilize a handful of models with my clients. I believe every individual should be in control of their mental health journey. I'm here to educate and empower you throughout that evolution. Therapy is meant to be action oriented.

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Daniel Steinberg
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Together, we'll work to get this stuff kicking you around less; to be able to get back to living your life, rather than focusing on avoidance of distress. To be able to get present, and connect meaningfully with what's important again.


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Together, we'll work to get this stuff kicking you around less; to be able to get back to living your life, rather than focusing on avoidance of distress. To be able to get present, and connect meaningfully with what's important again.

Something to know about my approach is:

I specialize in treating anxiety and PTSD, using empirically supported and proven therapies. The work we do together can reduce how much space anxiety or trauma-related distress takes up in your life, and get back to living a valued life.

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Ivy Pellerito
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Together, we will form a trusting partnership that will help in getting to the root causes and allows us to explore it together. I pair up with you to walk this journey with someone who can help and cares.


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Together, we will form a trusting partnership that will help in getting to the root causes and allows us to explore it together. I pair up with you to walk this journey with someone who can help and cares.

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I offer a casual, comfortable, safe space to explore client issues. I look for the root issue of a problem while providing tools to assist in the moment. I often use EMDR to assist in working through the root issues.

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Explore how you are coping with the changes in your life, give you tools to better manage life transitions, and learn how to communicate with your school/work, friends and family to create the structure and coping skills you need to thrive.


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Explore how you are coping with the changes in your life, give you tools to better manage life transitions, and learn how to communicate with your school/work, friends and family to create the structure and coping skills you need to thrive.

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My use of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, which allows us to work together on your goals from day one, and continue to check in so that you make progress you’re proud of.

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Sara Baker
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I want you to feel valued and heard during therapy so that you can achieve your therapy goals. We will explore all areas that you feel are most important by identifying goals, actionable steps, and developing a plan for treatment together.


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I want you to feel valued and heard during therapy so that you can achieve your therapy goals. We will explore all areas that you feel are most important by identifying goals, actionable steps, and developing a plan for treatment together.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a directive but empathetic therapist. I will help you to make the changes you are seeking by applying therapy techniques tailored specifically to you to get to the root of the problem.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • acute stress
  • Addictions
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