Couples Counseling

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Animals provide a unique connection for couples, one that immediately helps them feel comfortable and at ease. This helps the therapist connect with the couple more quickly. There are several ways that animals enrich the therapy environment and can be preferable for couples therapy.

  • Most people naturally feel comfortable with animals. This makes the counseling process more positive and enjoyable.
  • We have found that when an animal is present, couples are able to focus more on relevant issues in the present, rather than on the anger of the past or fears of the future.
  • Research has found that therapists seem more approachable when there is an animal in the room.
  • Each of our therapy animals have been rescued and have their own stories. This makes the animals particularly sensitive to the fears, stress, and anxiety of others.
  • We can develop creative and fun interventions with the animals that help focus on the couple’s issues without having to directly confront them.
  • Because couples can address issues faster when animals are present, therapy takes less time and is, therefore, more effective.

During your Initial session, the therapist will provide an evaluation and start to develop a treatment plan specifically designed for you. We believe that effective therapy is based on a strong, trusting, and comfortable relationship between the couple and the therapy team.

To learn more about how one of our Professional Therapy Teams can help, or to schedule a consultation, you can contact us at: 720-266-4444 x0, or send us a confidential email. We look forward to working with you.

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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