Animals can help us to feel love and connection sometimes when we are having trouble feeling that with others. They can help us to learn to build loving and trusting attachments and bond in a safe environment. Dogs can also be very affectionate in ways that are appropriate and can sense when we feel sad to offer support. Rachel Hofer, LMHC is trained in Canine Assisted Therapy and Kira, a brindle Labrador mix, may be a part of therapy. If you would like more information please do not hesitate to ask and Kira would be happy to meet you!
Kira was part of the Bay County Lifeline program and women who were inmates trained her in the Bay County jail to be a loving pet.
Rachel has training in Equine Therapy and is offering sessions in Gainesville.