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Animal Assisted Therapy

This is Kobi, a trained therapy dog. Kobi is a 7 pound Yorkshire terrier and is well trained, well-tempered and loves being around people. Kobi will be available to sit or lay near you, providing extra comfort and support.


Working with a therapy dog, also called animal assisted therapy, is an option for any client who is interested. Animal assisted therapy involves having an animal in therapy sessions to enhance treatment outcomes.

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Interacting with a therapy dog has many benefits including increasing motivation, providing comfort, and reducing stress and anxiety. Research has shown that petting an animal:

  • Increases oxycotin, an endorphin responsible for relaxation and bonding to others

  • Lowers cortisol, a stress hormone

  • Can create a sense of safety

  • Lowers blood pressure


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