Programs and activities connecting animals with children, teenagers, and adults facing emotional, social, or mental health challenges. These services can facilitate the following:
Improve self esteem and confidence
Teach positive coping skills for mental health
Develop healthy relationships and interpersonal communication skills
Work through trauma, grief, and post traumatic stress
Therapeutic outcomes for individuals with disabilities and special needs
Provide an outlet for family members and caregivers struggling with isolation and burnout
Improved mental health outcomes for Veterans
M.A.N.E -Memories Are Never Erased Our unique program that utilizes a variety of animal-assisted modalities to enrich the lives of those with dementia and provide an outlet for their family and caregivers.
Karissa Chorbajian is a Registered Nurse with 15 years experience working with people throughout the mental health field. She graduated from Clemson University with a B.A in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of people and animals facing adversity.