Dog Therapy for Children and Adolescents
Sound Mind Counseling is proud to officially partner with Paws for Patrick, a local non-profit organization that helps connect young people ages 5-18 with therapy dogs and emotional support animals to boost their social and emotional health.
What this looks like varies with each client, but can include visiting with a therapy dog while in session at our Glenview location, seeing a therapy dog as part of our weekly teen and adolescent groups, or getting the wheels in motion to match your child to their very own emotional support animal.
In addition to our Paws for Patrick partnership, we have four in-house therapy dogs: Rocky, Reggie, Daisy, and Gordy, all of whom are experts in their field.We believe in the healing power of animals and are excited for the opportunity to share the love!
*All individuals who work with therapy dogs must be active clients of Sound Mind Counseling.
Establishing a Connection
You and your therapist are about to embark on a deep and meaningful journey. The very first task at hand is developing the relationship between the two of you. Research shows that the stronger the relationship between client and clinician is, the better the outcome. We want to hear all about you and your story so far so that we can learn exactly what your strengths are, as well as the things that keep you stuck.
Building Self Awareness
Self awareness is the key to personal growth. If we don't understand ourselves, how can we truly change? Together we will examine your hopes and dreams, your past and present, your painful places, your family, your ideology, your true purpose, and the ways in which you might be holding yourself back.
Changing the Narrative
Everyone in the world tells themselves a story about who they are, and most think that story is set in stone. Nothing could be further from the truth. Once we understand the stories we believe about ourselves and why we believe them, we are empowered to challenge, and more importantly, change them. With the right support, you can finally become the main character of your own unique and special life.
Change takes time
As you unravel the mystery of yourself you will find a great deal of both inspiration and comfort in the therapeutic process. The relationship you develop with your therapist will be unlike any other you've had in your life, and we will be there to support you 100% until you think your work is done.
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