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THERAPY DOG

THERAPY IN URBANA, TUSCOLA AND CHAMPAIGN

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
Reduce loneliness
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.

THERAPY SERVICES IN CHAMPAIGN, TUSCOLA AND URBANA CAMPUS

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The relationship between you and your therapist is the secret to success, which is based on openness, trust, dedication from both ends. However, we know that certain amenities can really benefit your experience, which is why we also offer these services during your session, at no extra cost.

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I really appreciate how I am always welcomed in a warm manner. I have really benefited from my time with my therapist. The counseling center answers the phone quickly and returns messages very quickly, too. They are accommodating and I feel very comfortable seeing my therapist.