At Conifer Play Therapy, animal-assisted support is integrated into the play therapy process. Specially trained to provide emotional support, Piper will offer a unique therapy experience for kids. She has a gentle nature that immediately puts children at ease. (Read this article to learn what the research says about canine co-therapists.)

Animal-assisted therapy is particularly effective for children struggling with sensory integration, personal boundaries, attachment, and behavior problems. It’s been scientifically proven that interacting with a gentle, friendly pet can benefit children by:

  • lifting spirits and decreasing depression
  • decreasing feelings of isolation
  • encouraging communication
  • providing comfort
  • increasing socialization
  • decreasing anxiety
  • helping children overcome speech and emotional disorders

Having been a rescue dog, Piper brings her own story of strength and resiliency to Conifer Play Therapy.