Benefits of AAT-C:

Mental Health 

*Lift spirits and lessens depression

*Decrease feelings of isolation and alienation

*Encourages communication

*Increase socialization and a sense of community

*Provides comfort

*Reduces boredom

*Decreases anxiety

*Helps children overcome speech and emotional disorders

*Creates motivation for the client to recover faster

*Reduces loneliness


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Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling (AAT-C)  treatment goals;

*Improve socialization and communication

*Reduces isolation, boredom and loneliness

*Brightens affect and mood, lessen depression, and/or provide pleasure and affection

*Improves memory and recall

*Addresses grieving and loss issues

*Improves self-esteem, be presented with opportunities to succeed and feel important, and improve feelings of self worth

*Improve reality, improve cooperation &problem-solving ability

*Improve concentration and attention, and increase engagement

*Decrease manipulative behaviors

*Improve expression of feelings

*Reduce general anxiety

*Improve an ability to trust

*learn appropriate touch

Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling (AAT-C)

Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling (AAT-C) is beneficial to both Adults and Children.