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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 Missouri City, the suburbs of Missouri City, other nearby places such as Bellaire, Houston, or anywhere else in Texas, 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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Christi Kersten
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Figure out the nature of the problem, process thoughts and feelings, address the issue(s) head on and figure out the approach that will work for you. We'll discuss how you can achieve your goals in the most effective manner.


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Figure out the nature of the problem, process thoughts and feelings, address the issue(s) head on and figure out the approach that will work for you. We'll discuss how you can achieve your goals in the most effective manner.

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I believe that therapy should be about you, not your therapist. My role is to help you see things from a new perspective and find the best way forward.

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  • Anxiety
  • Autism Related Challenges
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Christine Henry
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Explore how your past is impacting your present, find new ways to cope with emotions, and figure out what goes wrong in your relationships so they can be healthy and more satisfying.


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Explore how your past is impacting your present, find new ways to cope with emotions, and figure out what goes wrong in your relationships so they can be healthy and more satisfying.

Something to know about my approach is:

Together we will not just treat your symptoms, rather we will dig deep down to figure out the root of your issues so you stop repeating old patterns.

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  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Career Stress
  • Complex Trauma
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Grief counseling
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Identity Issues
  • Neurodivergence
  • Pet Loss
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Molly Rafferty
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Together, we develop a relationship of trust and safety. We discuss the hard stuff and laugh about the funny stuff in life. The relationship that we develop is key in learning to become vulnerable and honest with yourself. Focus on strengths.


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Together, we will:

Together, we develop a relationship of trust and safety. We discuss the hard stuff and laugh about the funny stuff in life. The relationship that we develop is key in learning to become vulnerable and honest with yourself. Focus on strengths.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is simple. I listen, ask questions, clarify, and ask more questions. We discuss the part of the brain where they are functioning. We work on recognizing lower brain functioning and work to get into the higher regions of the brain.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
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