Play Therapy Animals

At Treehouse Counseling we provide play therapy animals as part of our play therapy program. Sometimes we just connect better with a pet. Our connection with them allows us to open up in new ways for therapy. At Treehouse Counseling, we have Emma, who is a Chihuahua mix who was adopted from a shelter three years ago. She’s two and a half years old, and she brings a unique ability to help children engage in the process of healing.

Emma is a gentle and patient animal who is able to be appropriately affectionate while observing a child’s limits. Emma is a terrific role model and can help children learn emotional regulation, how to relate to others, and how to heal the inner wounds that make a child feel broken inside. Being an adopted animal, she provides an effective starting point for kids who have themselves been therapy animals

Treehouse Counseling provides both adult and child services:

Adult Services

Individual Counseling – We all wish our problems would go away by themselves and sometimes they do! However, when we let them linger too long they begin to negatively impact our lives and we need to take action in the form of therapy.

Family Counseling – Relationships change and not always for the better. We get older, our responsibilities evolve and our expectations are not always clear.

Couples Counseling – Married or not, couples face stressful situations every day. These problems can be as simple as sharing chores, finding enough money to pay the bills – or of a more serious nature such as abuse and fidelity issues.

Children’s Services

Play Therapy – Knights in armor, cartoon fish, farm animals, cowboys, warrior women– they, and many other archetypes, can be found in Sand Tray Therapy.

Play Therapy Animals – Emma is a gentle Chihuahua mix who was adopted from a shelter three years ago at the age of two and one-half years. She listens attentively and quietly to children who find her presence comforting.

Choosing a therapist to work with is a big first step. We invite you to take that first step with us. Connect with us to see if we have a good connection to start your therapy with.

For more information about Play Therapy and other services available at Treehouse Counseling Services, call 925-820-8447.