Animal Assisted Therapy includes the use of animals in the therapeutic approach to mental health treatment. Many studies have found that animal assisted therapy improves outcomes in emotional well-being for people with autism, behavioral issues, medical problems, depression, anxiety, and other issues. Animals can bring a sense of calm and safety to a person who rarely feels these things. Some people find it easier to develop a bond with an animal over a person, particularly if the person has been traumatized in an intimate way by a trusted loved one. Animals can be a useful adjunct to traditional therapy to help people regulate emotions, develop a healthier sense of self-worth and trust, and improve communication and socialization skills. Therapy animals often work in clinics, therapeutic programs, schools, homes, and hospitals.
While JoJo is only just a puppy, she is absolutely ecstatic about her new job title - Therapy Dog in Training! At Trauma Clinicians, LLC, she has an important role - to love and comfort trauma survivors.
JoJo is happy-go-lucky, friendly, calm, and loves being hugged, kissed, and snuggled! This Golden Doodle is not only loving and caring; but, she is also emotionally intelligent and enjoys uplifting those around her.