AAT Animal Assisted Therapy

AAT has been proven to lower Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Six neurotransmitters that influence mood have been documented to release after a 15-minute or more interaction with animals. AAT is incorporated in all aspects of my practice when it is appropriate for the client. Sophie is a Curly Coated Retriever whom I adopted from Ohio in 2003, and we have a protege in her blood niece Karma who joined us as a puppy in August 2021 from Wisconsin, USA. 


Our Process

We are a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Team. Sophie has the ability to sense when a human is in emotional distress (most animals do, but some are better at their response) Sophie aids me in building rapport with clients and putting them at ease so that they are better able to open up about their situation. I offer to work with clients in their home, and if possible I take clients out for a walk/play with Sophie where they can relax and more comfortably open up than they sometimes can in the traditional office setting.

Accepted Insurance Plans

Green Shield Canada, Great-West Life, Canada Life, Manulife, Empire Insurance, and others.
Coverage is dependent on the individual's plan.
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.