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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 Montana from Billings to Missoula or even Great Falls, 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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create an environment that facilitates self-growth and compassion.

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That I place emphasis on psycho-dynamic principles that challenge the biases we have towards ourselves. I use these and other proven methodologies in an effort to the help you mitigate the struggles that we self-impose through an objective lens.

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Explore the experiences that have brought you to this moment in your life, helping you process and heal old traumas and build new healthy relationships with yourself and others.


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Explore the experiences that have brought you to this moment in your life, helping you process and heal old traumas and build new healthy relationships with yourself and others.

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My approach is integrative, emphasizing that connection to our community and balance in mind and body are essential to mental wellness.

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We will work together to create an individualized behavior support plan that best fits the needs of your family. We will make small, measurable changes that will have big impact on the happiness of the entire family.

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I work with parents to build their toolbox of skills to better help their children manage difficult behaviors. I help assess why behaviors are occurring, and create individualized plans that are easy to follow using evidence-based practices.

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Brooke Doyle
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We can discuss how early life experiences are impacting current relationships, employment, or anything else you feel significant. I assist my clients in amplifying strengths in challenging areas of your life.


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We can discuss how early life experiences are impacting current relationships, employment, or anything else you feel significant. I assist my clients in amplifying strengths in challenging areas of your life.

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I provide safe space to discuss anything that may be challenging or difficult for you at the moment.

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Find the best version of you! We'll get rid of those unwanted behaviors and faulty thoughts. We'll evaluate your values and make sure you walk in them. We will work at your pace with your permission.


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Find the best version of you! We'll get rid of those unwanted behaviors and faulty thoughts. We'll evaluate your values and make sure you walk in them. We will work at your pace with your permission.

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It's unique to each person. I don't use the same skills or approach with everyone. I tailor it to your needs that best fit your goals. I bring in CBT, DBT, psychodynamic and/or spirituality where appropriate and necessary. We'll laugh too ;)

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