Linda J. Wright-Abalos, LPC
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal-directed intervention in which an animal that meets specific criteria is an integral part of the treatment process. AAT is directed and/or delivered by a health/human service professional with specialized expertise, and within the scope of practice of his/her profession. Key features include: specified goals & objectives for each individual; and measured progress.
~Delta Society n/k/a Pet Partners
Training in the provision of AAT has been acquired through the following:
Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado (PTDC)
Animals & Human Health Certificate Program offered through the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work
Human-Animal Bond in Colorado (HABIC) - Colorado State University,
School of Social Work
PESI: Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits Seminar
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”
Senior Option Services
Are you an adult child who is trying to juggle your own life obligations and to tend to an elderly parent‘s needs at the same time? Or possibly a caregiver for someone you love? This balancing act can be very taxing emotionally and physically. I know; I’ve been there. My experience and professional expertise could help to ease your burden. I have a passion for serving the needs of the elderly. Allow me to be your partner in caring—providing support through difficult decision making.
- Living Arrangements
- Assisted Living
- Long-Term Care
- Moving an elderly parent in
- Financial Concerns
- End-of-Life Issues
- Palliative Care
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” ~Isaac Asimov
You don’t need anyone to tell you when your heart is broken. You know it.
Unresolved grief is cumulative and cumulatively negative. It’s affects current and future relationships.
After a significant emotional loss such as death or end of a romantic relationship, people alter their life choices to protect their hearts from being hurt again. Have you ever done that?
Is your life forever changed after a loss? Yes. There’s nothing wrong with grieving, but you don’t have to live the rest of your life in pain. Is the quality of your life what you want it to be?
Imagine thinking about someone who died, or an ex, without feeling broken- hearted. Imagine living and loving to the fullest. What would that be like for you?
“The only cure for grief is action.” ~George Henry Lewes
Relationships are challenging and marriages are even tougher because the object of your frustration is ever present. It's through acceptance and understanding of one another that a middle ground is often realized. Having trained in the Divorce Prevention & Relationship Enhancement and the Within our Reach Programs, perhaps with my assistance and guidance, you and your partner might find a more mutually satisfying relationship.
“If you want to have a great relationship, the way you handle differences matters more than what those differences are.”
Fighting for Your Marriage