THERAPY IN CHAMPAIGN, URBANA & MATTOON AS WELL AS TELEHEALTH OPTIONS
Have you heard? Elliott Counseling Group now has a new, furry therapist on staff… that’s right! Mack, our beloved Brittany Spaniel puppy is ready to give extra love and affection to clients during sessions.
Animals are kind, innocent, and pure by nature- it is no wonder why they make such great mental and physical health supporters. The list of benefits of having a therapy dog in session is deep, in both length and impact. For mental health, it can be proven to:
Instantly relax and boost mood
Provide comfort, safety, and security
Increase mental stimulation and memory recall
Reduce initial resistance to therapy
In fact, sessions with an animal present have been proven to lower stress and anxiety levels by up to 50%! But that’s not all– sessions with animals present also positively affect physical realms of health, including:
Lower blood pressure and stabilizing heart rate
Create a normal breathing pattern
Lessen chronic pain
Increase language production and dialogue, especially those with Autism
Increase the likeliness of future appointment attendance
Mack can be taken into sessions free of charge. He is ready to provide clients with unconditional affection and support. If you would like more information, click here for Animal Assisted Therapy page.
LOOKING To BEGIN THERAPY?
We offer medication management, therapy, and counseling services in Champaign, Urbana, Mattoon, Charleston, and throughout Illinois with Telehealth. There are no long wait lists, and we are accepting new clients. We would love to see if we are a good fit for your needs. Contact our client care team to get started.