My sweet dog Nya will be with us in therapy sessions, doing her assisting as the canine she is. Nya is a great asset to me and my patients. She's a real grounding influence, and often knows just when to comfort someone. If you're cool with dogs you'll love being in session with my co-therapist-in-training, Miss Nya. Although, if you're allergic to dogs, don't like them, or have dog-related trauma that you're not interested in using interaction with Nya to work on in a therapy setting I may not be the best fit as your therapist, as there really isn't any good option for tucking Nya away somewhere while we work.
“It is the intuitive power of animals that can help us heal hurts, lessen stress, feel needed, and express our caring side.” ~Marty Becker, DVM, Resident veterinarian on Good Morning America