Animal Assisted Therapy

Engaging in counseling and pursuing your wellness goals can sometimes feel overwhelming. Comfort and unconditional positive regard are just a few ways in which animal assisted therapy can help students, especially those who are feeling down, anxious, and/or traumatized.

Counseling Center therapy dog named Leo.

Our therapy dog Leo!

Animal Assisted Therapy improves your physical health:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Helps reduce physical pain
  • Releases endorphins

Animal Assisted Therapy Improves your mental health:

  • Provides comfort
  • Increases socialization
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Lifts spirits
  • Reduces depression
  • Encourages communication
  • Increases socialization

UW Oshkosh Counseling Center
Student Success Center, Suite 240
750 Elmwood Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901