Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy

Welcome to Serenity Wellness and Counseling Center, where we embrace the healing power of the human-animal bond through our Animal-Assisted Therapy in cypress, Texas. Our wellness center believes in the unique therapeutic benefits that animals bring to the counseling process. Our dedicated therapists incorporate trained animals into sessions to enhance emotional well-being and foster a supportive environment for our clients. Whether it’s the comforting presence of a therapy dog or the gentle interaction with other animals, our goal is to create a space where healing can flourish. Join us in exploring the transformative journey of Animal-Assisted Therapy, where furry friends become integral partners on the path to holistic well-being.

Benefits of an integrative approach

Emotional Support: Animals offer unconditional love and support, creating a safe space for individuals to express emotions without judgment.

Reduced Anxiety and Stress: Interacting with animals has been shown to lower cortisol levels, reducing overall stress and anxiety.

Enhanced Communication Skills: Animal-assisted therapy encourages communication, especially in those who may find it challenging to express themselves verbally.

Improved Mood: The presence of animals has a positive impact on mood, leading to increased feelings of happiness and well-being.

Increased Empathy: Caring for animals fosters empathy, helping individuals develop a deeper understanding of emotions and the needs of others.

Social Interaction: Animals can serve as a bridge for social interaction, particularly for individuals who may struggle with human-to-human connections.

Distraction from Pain: For those dealing with physical or emotional pain, engaging with animals provides a welcome distraction and can reduce the perception of pain.

Boosted Confidence: Accomplishing tasks related to animal care can boost self-esteem and confidence, particularly in individuals dealing with challenges.

Mindfulness and Presence: Animals promote mindfulness by encouraging individuals to be present in the moment, fostering a sense of calm and awareness.

Therapeutic Alliance: Incorporating animals into therapy can strengthen the therapeutic alliance between the client and therapist, facilitating a more trusting and open relationship

Practitioners that Specialize in Animal Assisted Therapy

Bryan Bankhead

Co-Owner/Office Manager
LENS Neurofeedback

Nicole Bankhead

Founder/Owner
Licensed Professional Counselor

Morgan Davies

Licensed Marriage Family Counselor