What is Animal Assisted Therapy?
Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health disorders. At Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling, we currently have one therapy dog, Zoey, that works in our office.
How can having an animal, like Zoey, help in therapy sessions?
Scientific studies have shown that animals can help to relax people in many ways. Animals help improve motivation and engagement in therapy. This could result in a shorter recovery process. Animals provide a sense of security and emotional support. They show unconditional love. Research shows t...