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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 Rio Rancho, the suburbs of Rio Rancho, other nearby places such as Roswell, Santa Fe, or anywhere else in New Mexico, 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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I am a mental health therapist with 19 years licensed experience and over 50 years experience walking this planet getting to know people. We all want the same things, generally: the well-being of our families, good health, and a roof over our heads.

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My goal is to help you create the change you need in your lived experience. Therapy is about creating a strong working relationship and I want to get to know you, and help you know yourself more deeply and compassionately.

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I have worked with clients in severe emotional distress, and also with clients who just feel a need to "find a new path forward". Many of my clients are survivors of trauma, dealing with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, or grief.

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