Animal Assisted Therapy
Therapist Kaylee Simon, LMSW provides therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, life transitions, families, relationships, emotional and behavioral disorders, abuse, grief and loss, and more. She works with children, adolescents and adults.
Kaylee and therapy dog Riley create a comforting and warm environment to achieve the goals she sets together with her clients. Kaylee employs a solution-focused approach while Riley is here to support clients with love, hugs and lots of kisses.
What is Animal Assisted Therapy?
Humans and animals have always shared a powerful bond. Through the ages, this bond has been a source of solace and relief for those who suffer from physical or emotional pain. Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) involves animals as part of the treatment and healing process. The goal of AAT is to improve a person’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Animals help improve the educational and motivational effectiveness for participants. Studies have shown that the act of petting a dog can help lower heart rate, which in turn can decrease depression and anxiety.
About Our Therapy Dog, Riley
Riley was born on Nov. 11, 2014. She has been working in the therapy field since she was 5 months old and loves going to work every day. Riley is a Maltipoo (Maltese + Poodle) and is hypoallergenic and non-shedding. Riley enjoys belly rubs, treats, licking fingers and toes, and doing her tricks.
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