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Dog Days of Summer at Life Cycles Counseling

Meet the Dogs of Dog Days of Summer

Next week we will be hosting our Dog Days of Summer event for all of our current clients here at Life Cycles Counseling. Join new resident, Bunny and I on the 22nd at 3pm for a dazzling display of what some of the best RVA therapy dogs can offer.  Our hope for this event is […]

July 11, 2016 Quote of the Day

7/11/16 Quote of the Day: Who do you admire?

“When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.”

Dog Days of Summer at Life Cycles Counseling

Dog Days of Summer

Join us for our Dog Days of Summer client event here at our office in the West End. Our new intern, Bunny Young, and her canine therapist, Goose, are ready to meet our clients and help explain the benefits of canine therapy. Please RSVP today if you’d like to come out and join in the […]

How to Calm Your Anger With Canine Therapy

By: Bunny Summer Young, MA, QMHP Bringing dogs into a group therapy session or individual session with clients who struggle with anger issues is a powerful tool, especially when the dog has experienced a history of trauma or abuse. Clients hear the dog’s story and may easily relate to the dog. The need to bond […]

June 27, 2016 Quote of the Day

6-27-16 Quote of the Day: What is Your Heart Saying?

“The most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something our hearts know is a lie”  – Karen Moning

June 20, 2016 Quote of the Day

6-20-16 Quote of the Day: We are all random here

“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” -Ann Landers

Clients Speak Dog - Life Cycles Counseling with Adina Silvestri

Clients Speak Dog

Recent studies have shown that when working with non-communicative or withdrawn clients, using a dog can be extremely effective to their overall treatment and success.* By, Bunny Summer Young, M.A., QMHP Students in school settings have been known to come to the counselors office to pet or visit with the dog but end up staying […]

June 13, 2016 Quote of the Day

6-13 Quote of the Day: Write Your Own Story

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”

My Co-Therapist is a DOG

My Co-Therapist is a Dog

This blog was written by our resident, Bunny Sumner Young, M.A., QMHP. Contact us today about meeting with her and her therapy dog.  Fine noted that the mere presence of an animal has been found to lower anxiety and increase participation in therapy (2000). Whether in traditional clinical therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy, […]

June 6, 2016 Quote of the Day

6/6/16: Quote of the Day – I Dare You

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they have been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is […]

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