Animal Assisted Psychotherapy (AAP) integrates an animal into the counselling session as an adjunct and enhancement to traditional counseling. The animal works with the therapist within a specified treatment plan and interventions are designed with the specific client and specific animal in mind to achieve a particular therapeutic goal. 

Can be beneficial for people experiencing:

  • Mental Health Concerns
  • Disability Obstacles
  • Trauma Healing
  • Insight into Personal Growth
  • Challenging Social Relations
  • Seeking Spiritual Connection


Finding Safe Places... 
Experiencing Kindness and Respect...
Learning to Trust & Grow.

Animal Assisted Psychotherapy

Julie Casey MSW, RSW

Wellness Care Farm

Nourishing Hearts