We offer distance consultations for individuals looking to add a dog to their mental wellness plan.
Daily living is tough enough when you experience unpredictable moods, irritability, heightened anxiety, or the crippling nature of depression. Searching for doctors, therapists, community resources, and support groups can be exhausting, time-consuming, and deflating. Considering adding an animal for your mental wellness or that of a family member? This is a decision that comes with its own complexities.
Go Fetch Wellness acts as a facilitator, connecting all the pieces to make this decision one that is manageable, even amongst the most difficult times. We work closely with people in your community to set up your "dog wellness team." This consists of all or part of the following: psychiatrist, therapist, dog trainer, local animal shelter, family members, and anyone else that is part of your recovery team. We find team members with an understanding of the struggle of mental health challenges as well as an appreciation for the role dogs may play in wellness.
The end goal, for many, is getting a dog. Careful selection and consideration will help ensure a great pairing. We want to set people up for success and give them the tools to integrate their dog into their daily wellness practice.
We offer speaking engagements to a variety of organizations.
One of the best ways to advocate for ending stigma and opening the conversation around mental health is through public speaking. As such, I have developed several presentations catering to a range of populations including: high schools and universities, corporations, behavioral health organizations, clinicians, and treatment centers.
Some of the highlighted topics include: mental health education, mental health in the workplace, ending stigma, starting best practices for starting the conversation around mental health, importance of collaboration among providers, and, a personal favorite, the benefits of animals on one's mental health. Each presentation is designed to fit the needs of the organization, whether they are a corporation looking to increase mental health awareness and encourage open dialogue, or a behavioral health agency interested in how animals may integrate into their current programming.
Please contact us to learn more about how we can contribute to the great efforts of your organization, company, or school.
"I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source"
- Doris Day