Finley

 
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I have been told that play is one of the best ways to help us handle our problems - that’s for dogs and people both! It helps us relax, feel safe, connect with others, and help us think through what’s going on inside.

Ms. Lisa tells me that play is how kids work out things that are worrying them and make sense of things in their world. I like to be a part of that; it’s fun for me and kids (and many adults, too) find that playing with me makes therapy easier. I can help kids learn how to engage, feel more confident in relating to others. focus, boost their self-esteem and help them with other therapy goals Ms. Lisa and the family agree to together.

 

Areas of Specialization:

 

ADHD
Anger Management
Anxiety
Asperger’s Syndrome
Autism
Behavioral Issues
Coping Skills
Depression
Divorce
Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict

Grief
Learning Disabilities
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Oppositional Defiance
Peer Relationships
Relationship Issues
School Issues
Self Esteem
Stress
Trauma and PTSD


 
 

FINLEY’S FAVORITES:

Favorite board game: Pick Up Sticks
Favorite ice cream flavor: Peanut butter, Maple and Bacon (with a Puppucino on the side).
Favorite animal: Dogs!
Favorite children’s book: Hank the Cow Dog
Favorite color: Peanut Butter!
Favorite place in Austin: Any place I can get scratches behind my ear, play chase, or play with kids!
Favorite holiday: Dogtoberfest
I feel happiest when: Getting to play with kids in the play room!
If I had a superpower it would be: Turning everything I touch into Peanut Butter and being able to make people feel instantly better (which I hope I already do!).
Place I feel most safe/calm/comfortable: The playroom, Ms. Lisa’s lap, and my kennel.