Annalisa Smithson

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MEd

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Annalisa Smithson, MA, MEd, Pre-Licensed Professional in Exton
(610) 569-9676 Website

Annalisa Smithson

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MEd


Location

Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
(610) 569-9676

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You know how addiction can hurt the entire family, even the person who doesn't use drugs or alcohol? Well, we provide individual counseling to help the family member deal with stress and be a healthy part of the whole family's recovery. As an animal-assisted therapist, I lean on the healing power of nature and the mind-body connection to help you overcome anxiety and enhance self-compassion. Benji helps me create a gentle, joyful atmosphere in the therapy room, where we can celebrate you and your desire to grow.

What can you expect with animal-assisted therapy (AAT)? Benji is a sweet-tempered hound who loves to cuddle and play. Research has demonstrated that AAT is an effective treatment for easing depression, soothing anxiety, and improving emotional well-being. It is especially good for people struggling with relationship issues or major stressors in their lives.

We specialize in helping the people who help addicts- spouses, parents, and siblings effected by addiction. Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings about the changing relationship, identify enabling behaviors, and practice skills for eliminating codependency. We can turn the focus back on you.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: < 2 Years
  • School: Lehigh University
  • Supervisor: Carol Pusey
  • Supervisor License: PC000481 Pennsylvania

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Harcum College / Animal-Assisted Therapy

Location

Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
(610) 569-9676

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Assessment
  • Emotional Support Animal Evaluation
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019
Annalisa Smithson, MA, MEd, Pre-Licensed Professional in Exton

Annalisa Smithson

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MEd