Therapy for Children and Adolescents

 
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Morgan and her therapy dog provide animal-assisted counseling services to children, tweens, and teens. Rio is a trained therapy animal who works in partnership with Morgan to help clients resolve psychosocial challenges and achieve growth.

 

Welcome!

Morgan is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern under the supervision of Kirby Schroeder, LPC-S, LMFT-S. Morgan and her therapy dog are graduates of the Animal-Assisted Counseling Academy at Texas State University. Morgan and Rio form a Canine Counseling Intern Team supervised by Elizabeth Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT, RPT-S.

Meet Morgan + Rio

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Animal-Assisted Interventions with Rio
Animal-Assisted Counseling with Rio

Specialties include helping with challenges related to:

  • Emotion Regulation

  • “Little kids with big feelings”

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • Social Skills

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions 

  • Parent-Child Interactions 

  • Healthy Relationship Building 

  • Trauma

  • Adoption and foster care 

  • Multicultural and mixed race families 

Animal-Assisted Counseling

Animal-assisted counseling (AAC) is a goal-directed process in which a trained therapy animal works in partnership with a counselor to help clients resolve psychosocial challenges and achieve growth. AAC often involves using experiential and expressive interventions that include the therapy animal. Morgan and Rio work together as a team to help clients of all ages grow and achieve their goals. 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Meet Rio!

A friendly, comforting, and cuddly addition to your child’s therapy session. Morgan works alongside her therapy dog to ensure her clients feel safe, validated, and heard.

 
 

As a canine counseling team, Morgan and Rio help kids and teens reach their goals in a therapeutic setting.

 
 

Rio and Morgan are so lucky to have graduated from the Animal-Assisted Counseling Academy! 📚 😍 Their certification allows them to help kids and teens reach their therapeutic goals in a clinical setting. Rio helps clients feel safe, validated, and understood in therapy sessions. 💫🐕💞 Check out Rio and Morgan in the video above!