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COVID-19 Update:

We know COVID has caused a lot of stress on our community, and we are here to help! Here is our most recent policy and status update:

We ARE accepting new clients though we are on a 1-month waiting list (approximately). If you are willing to do telehealth your wait will likely be shorter.
We predominately have telehealth availability though we are seeing some clients in-person at AATPC.
Only clients practicing appropriate social distancing guidelines who pass the pre-screening checklist may be seen in-person at AATPC. 
If the client is in school: ONLY clients participating in fully remote learning may be seen in-person at AATPC

AATPC Mission Statement:

Through our counseling and training programs, Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado provides and promotes animal assisted psychotherapy to facilitate healing for all people in need and for rescued animals. 

What We Do:

We PROVIDE ANIMAL ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY to people of all ages and income levels at our Barking C.A.A.T. Ranch in Arvada, CO

We PRESCRIBE and MONITOR PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION to AATPC clients in need of medication support

We TRAIN MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS in the Specialty of Animal Assisted Psychotherapy 

We RESCUE ANIMALS who need a home and love people and we provide them with a permanent home

We provide GROUP THERAPY for AATPC clients and other organizations (by contract)

We provide FREE EVENTS aimed at increasing community and improving mental wellness

We offer a UNIQUE SPACE to rent for small group meetings and retreats

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Psychotherapy Services

We provide counseling and psychotherapy to clients of all ages, all with the assistance of our therapy animals.Wonderful atmosphere. My daughter would always get excited to go to therapy to work with the animals. Her therapist and the animals both helped her to overcome a great deal of her struggles and we are very grateful.

"Wonderful atmosphere. My daughter would always get excited to go to therapy to work with the animals. Her therapist and the animals both helped her to overcome a great deal of her struggles and we are very grateful." Anonymous Parent

 

"I was put at ease right away by the animals being here. It made me relax more and I was never pushed into talking. Some days we didn’t talk at all. I love my counselors here and see why everyone comes here." Anonymous Client

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Training for Professionals

Learn how to implement Animal Assisted Psychotherapy as part of your professional practice.

"I am so pleased to have been able to undertake this certificate. It was the best product I could find to boost my qualifications in this area and the fact that it is offered online has meant it is accessible to international students such as myself. The courses are of high rigour and practical application." Gwen Shumack, Psychologist, NSW, Australia.

 

“AATPC Intensive Training is a novel and innovative learning experience in applying animal assisted therapy techniques to use with the most traditional aspects of psychotherapy. The training was fun, comprehensive, and an innovative experience. I am eager to apply these techniques with my patients.” - Susan Fuchs, MD Psychiatrist, Hamilton, NJ

Barking C.A.A.T. Ranch
(Center for Animal Assisted Therapy)
7275 Kipling Street
Arvada, CO 80005
P 720-266-4444
F 720-266-4444
info@aatpc.org

 
 
 
 
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