I am accepting new patients! Animal Assisted Therapy is a goal-directed intervention in which an animal is an integral part of the treatment process. AAT is directed, delivered and documented by a licensed health/human service professional with a specific clinical goal for a particular individual in mind. An animal assisted therapist operates from a theoretical foundation and facilitates change in a client through the clients interactions with an animal. Animal Assisted Interventions operates from a cognitive behavioral approach utilizing canines to effectively assist in a clients journey through the stages of change. With over 25 years of experience, I specialize in children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing difficulty in their daily functioning. Specifically those issues that stem from past traumatic experiences and memories that may also be leading to attachment, trust and relationship issues. In addition to animal assisted CBT and EMDR, I also specialize in life coaching and skill building such as job searching and training, parenting, academic achievement, affordable housing/healthcare, etc. Life skills and coaching are based on a comprehensive Bio-Psyco-Social-Spiritual assessment completed during the initial free consultation.