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Hope Haven provides Canine Assisted Therapy
as an effective way of helping our clients
communicate deep-seated emotions and build self-esteem. 

Some clients benefit from canine assisted therapy by relating to an animal that accepts them unconditionally for who they are now...not who they were.
Simply being near a dog or playing with them reduces anxiety and helps clients focus on things other than their problems.

A therapy dog is trained to provide emotional, social, and physical comfort, and enables our clients to open-up
and express feelings they haven’t yet been able to share with a therapist.
 
Canine assisted therapy is a learning and healing experience that lessens depression, reduces stress and anxiety and
helps build self esteem and improve communication.