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What is Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado?


At AATPC we provide counseling and psychotherapy to clients of all ages, all with the assistance of our therapy animals.

Counseling takes place at one of our offices where clients work with a therapist and one or more of our therapy animals.

Our main office is at Barking C.A.A.T. Ranch, a small ranch in Lakewood, CO. There is also a satellite office in Boulder, CO.

   Barking C.A.A.T. Ranch in Lakewood, CO


AATPC's Mission is to make the benefits of animal-assisted psychotherapy accessible to people of all ages, income levels, insurance statuses, and life circumstances.

Our Values

  • AATPC values making a positive and reciprocal impact of all forms of life, including human, animal and nature through promoting the use of animal assisted psychotherapy
  • AATPC only includes animals in its work that are positively enhanced by that work; each animal has a choice about its participation
  • AATPC values teaching through example the mutual benefits of the human-animal bond
  • AATPC values working as much as possible with each client’s strengths and building on those


At AATPC we have a large team of highly trained and experienced mental health counselors, social workers, and psychotherapists, each of whom works within their area of specialty. In addition our Master's Level Interns counsel clients through the Scholarship Program, a Low Fee service for those clients in need of a sliding fee scale.

Our therapy teams work with all types of clients including:

We have several types of animal partners, including dogs, cats, goats, rats, rabbits and horses. Each team works with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your goals, whether they are specific or general.

Click here to meet our Professional Therapy Teams, To schedule a consultation, you may call us at: 720-266-4444 x0, or send us a confidential email by clicking here. We look forward to working with you.

And check out our blog where in the Animal Assisted Therapy category we describe how our therapists work with many different challenges.

Click here to learn more about AATPC!


Girl hugging Stormy, therapy horse

Animals in therapy can help develop autonomy, patience, identity, self-control, empathy, and self-esteem.


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