Client Services

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Some of the specific problem areas we work on with adults, teenagers and children include:

  • Depression
  • Self-harm and Self-mutilationKidswithHorsesweb
  • Suicide
  • Anxiety
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Autism Spectrum disorders
  • Adoption-related issues
  • Attachment-related issues
  • Divorce recovery
  • Posttraumatic Stress
  • Gender or Sexual Identity Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Social or School Problems
  • Parent-Child problems
  • Substance Abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Adjustment to change issues
  • Attention Deficit and/or Hyperactivity
  • Eating Disorders
  • Behavior problems including
    • Defiance
    • Lying
    • Stealing
    • Sexual acting out

Dr. Chassman and Ellen Winston have also developed an exciting new approach to working with children that teaches the parent to integrate the family’s pet to continue work at home. This approach, called Filial Pet Therapy, has also been found to enhance the parent-child, and child-pet relationship. Filial Pet Therapy can be very beneficial for children who have been adopted or are in foster care, as well as children with attachment problems, autistic spectrum disorders, boundary and/or social-relationship problems, parent-child problems, and other behavioral, emotional or social concerns.

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

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