Soul Friends, the first outpatient mental health nonprofit providing animal assisted therapy in all of New England, just completed its …
Child and adolescent psychotherapy done independently or in collaboration with traditional therapy
An 8 session group therapy program for at-risk children Shown to improve empathy, hopefulness and peer relationships
A program of social skills development and dog training for special needs children; Shown to improve eye contact and attention
Equine assisted psychotherapy for children
one wagging tail at a time
Your donations will help provide essential therapeutic services to Connecticut children who are in need.
Animal assisted therapy is a goal directed intervention in which an animal meeting specific criteria is an integral part of treatment.
Soul Friends is looking for volunteer animal assisted therapy teams to help with program development.
Children who have suffered from a death in the family, trauma, or kids with special needs or emotional challenges can visit Soul Friends. There are a variety of programs that are offered based on the child’s needs.
Soul Friends is a proactive leader in the human-animal bond field
Kate brings more than 20 years of clinical experience working with families coping with grief, trauma and illness. Kate established Soul Friends in 2003 to lead research and service in animal assisted interventions and therapy.
Lori specializes in assisting victims of disaster, catastrophe, crisis and violence working with a specially trained therapy dog to serve communities and individuals as well as police, fire, EMS and other public safety personnel.
Keri is experienced working with the criminal justice system supporting domestic violence and high conflict family systems. She then transitioned to working with families at children.
Healing the hearts of children one wagging tail at a time...
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