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Animal Assisted Therapy

At Southern Live Oak Wellness, we embrace the healing power of animal-assisted therapy as a core component of our holistic approach to wellness. Our therapy programs incorporate interactions with specially trained animals to support emotional and physical healing. Through these unique sessions, clients can experience a profound sense of connection and well-being.

The Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy offers a range of benefits for individuals navigating mental health challenges or substance use disorders. Interacting with therapy animals can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, fostering a calming and supportive environment. Animals provide unconditional acceptance and companionship, which can be deeply therapeutic for clients seeking emotional connection and support.

Enhancing Social Skills and Emotional Well-being

Engaging with animals in therapy sessions can also enhance social skills and communication abilities. Clients develop important life skills such as empathy, patience, and responsibility through their interactions with therapy animals. Additionally, spending time with animals has been shown to increase serotonin and dopamine levels, promoting feelings of happiness and relaxation.

At Southern Live Oak Wellness, we prioritize the well-being of our clients and recognize the profound impact of animal-assisted therapy on overall wellness. Our therapy animals are carefully selected and trained to ensure a safe and enriching experience for everyone involved. We are committed to helping our clients harness the therapeutic benefits of connecting with animals as they embark on their journey to recovery and personal growth.


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What Our Clients Say

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    I have so much to say about this wonderful place, but I’m sure my words will never do my experience justice. Southern Live Oak Wellness and it’s people not only helped me find myself again, but they saved my life.

    Alex M.

    Johns Creek, GA
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    Southern Live Oak Wellness saved my life. The therapists genuinely care about the clients and helping them get better. Working on yourself is not easy, but the therapists help guide you and make you be able to work through whatever may be going on.

    Rachel S.

    Lawrenceville, GA
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    I can easily say that Southern Live Oak wellness saved my life. I had hit rock bottom when I first got admitted and they helped me build myself up from nothing. I have learned how to cope with things I never thought I would be able to handle.

    Taylor R.

    Dallas, GA
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      Going to SLOW has impacted my life in ways I never thought possible. I came for help with my mental state and came out with so much more; life skills, medical advice, mental health counseling and addiction treatment. SLOW is a whole life transformation program and I highly recommend it to anyone I know!

      Kaylan F.

      Kennesaw, GA
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      When I was a part of this program, I had the most personal growth I’ve had in my entire life. All of the tech staff were willing to talk to me whenever I felt like I needed someone to talk to and the group sessions gave me multiple perspectives I never would’ve thought of from people in similar situations to me.

      Dylan C.

      Belleville, IL
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      This place has changed my life. For the first time in my life I felt heard and cared about. The clinical staff is amazing. The groups are well structured. You learn a lot of different skills to help you in life this is the best mental health facility to come to.

      Ashley H.

      Brunswick, GA

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