poppy the dog, animal assisted therapy

Poppy the Therapy Dog!

Poppy is a happy, loving, 6-yr- old puppy. Once her pet-mom, Laura, received her
Graduate Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Poppy decided she wanted to get her
degree, too!

She received her therapy dog certification through Denver Pet Partners.

Poppy plays a variety of roles in the counseling room, enhancing the
therapeutic experience.

  • First off, Poppy loves to greet clients as they walk in with
    hugs and energy before the sessions even begin.
  • Once sessions begin, she is happy to
    either engage with children as they play in-session or cuddle with adults on the
    couch.
  • Poppy specifically acts as an emotional support/grounding tool during EMDR
    therapy, by sitting next to clients while they process through trauma.

Poppy absolutely LOVES her job and is always excited to meet new clients!

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