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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 Laredo, Heights, La Bota Ranch, Lago Del Mar Division, or even Plantation, 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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Work on better communication, establish and maintain healthy boundaries, and learning how to validate ourselves and others. Our sessions will give you the tools for your relationships to flourish.

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Set therapy goals and work towards reaching self-awareness and self-healing. You will not be alone understanding anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues.

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Enter into this experience gently, allowing you to develop confidence in the process and in yourself. Embodied skills will be introduced and practiced in session, giving you "tools" to begin to manage daily life stressors and reach your goals.

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As a trauma specialist and Certified EMDR therapist, I utilize both "top down" instilling knowledge to expand perception and personal insight and a "bottom up" approach to manage symptoms felt in the body that can be overwhelming when triggered.

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