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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 Louisiana from Alexandria to Shreveport or even Lafayette, 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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Together we work to help you make changes that stick. Hypnosis is a powerful tool that will enable you to make permanent, life-enhancing changes by reaching your subconscious mind, where true and lasting change occurs.

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work to help you heal from past traumas, build resiliency to deal with change and loss, and move forward into a future filled with hope and new possibilities.

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I use a direct, reality-based approach that holds you accountable for change. If you are willing to challenge your thinking and embrace change, you will build the resiliency that you need in order to face difficult life circumstances.

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Deal with root issues, triggers and past traumas.

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My approach is very unique of how I conduct my therapy sessions. I consider myself "The Conversationalist" therapist, because I do therapy like we're having a conversation.

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Together we will explore what is stopping you from reaching your goals and creating the life of your dreams. We will explore negative thought patterns and behaviors. Though we cannot control situations we can control our responses.

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My practice Goal Digging Therapy is just what the name suggests. My counseling style is goal-oriented and solution focused. Besides traditional talk therapy, I use other means such as music and art therapy and even assign "homework" to clients.

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