Play Therapy Melbourne | NDIS Provider, ASD Therapy, Child Counselling.

ABN: 99 391 728 349

Dog in Action

ANIMAL ASSISTED
PLAY THERAPY / 

DOG THERAPY

Play Therapy Melbourne is proud to offer Animal Assisted Therapy in schools and organisations across Melbourne. Therapy dogs are used to complement and enhance Group Therapy.

Among the many benefits of Group Therapy, the addition of therapy dogs can help children:

  • Lower their stress levels

  • Improve self-esteem

  • Increase happiness

  • Enhance patience and trust

  • Improve social interactions

  • Help children who are reluctant to engage in therapy

  • Reduce anger and aggression

  • Decrease hostility towards self and others

  • Enhance a sense of empowerment and trust

  • Decrease blood pressure

  • Increase release of oxytocin (promotes feelings of love, bonding and wellbeing) and beta-endorphins (relieves pain)

 

Play Therapy Melbourne employs clinicians and dogs who are certified therapy teams. The therapy dogs  have been temperament tested, certified and insured. Each dog continues to train to ensure the safety and wellbeing of themselves and the children.