Laguna Niguel Counseling

Located in Laguna Niguel and serving the surrounding communities of Aliso Viejo,
Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Irvine, San Clemente, Ladera Ranch, and Mission Viejo.

(949) 228-2844

Pet Assisted
Therapy in
Laguna Niguel

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Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal assisted therapy has been shown to help children who have experienced abuse or neglect, patients undergoing chemotherapy or other difficult medical treatments, veterans and their families who are struggling to cope with the effects of wartime military service. According to the American Humane Association, interactions with dogs has been found to lower blood pressure, steady rapid breathing, reduce levels of stress hormones and increase levels of calming hormones. Mochi and Suki are frequent canine companions in the therapeutic process.