Therapy for people through canine support.
Providing animal-assisted therapy to individuals in a safe and accepting environment.
"The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be."
I obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2004, a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling in 2006. After years of working in the field as a counselor and clinician, I decided to pursue a focus in animal-assisted therapy. I graduated from the University of Denver's Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) in 2015. Several months later I was matched with Obie from Canine Partners of the Rockies (CaPR), an organization that raises and trains facility and mobility service dogs for Colorado residents. Obie and I worked and trained together for eight months before taking and passing the public access and skills tests in May of 2017. We are certified together as a facility intervention team in Aspen, Colorado. As a certified synergetic play therapist Obie and I work together with children and pre-teens in a unique model of play therapy. Click here to learn more: