Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado

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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyProvides Animal Assisted Psychotherapy (AAP) services to individuals and families. Also offers an educational environment and training program for students and clinicians to develop expertise in Animal Assisted Psychotherapy.
MissionOur mission is to promote the mental and emotional health of individuals and families in Colorado and around the world by providing professional, research-supported Animal Assisted Psychotherapy (AAP) with rescued animals to people of all socio-economic backgrounds. We also aim to increase the knowledge and ethical practice of AAP through our international training and Certification program for mental health professionals and students.
HistoryAnimal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado is one of the first counseling centers in the nation that specifically integrates teams of professional therapists and their therapy animals to facilitate the counseling process. AATPC started in 2010 and now operates out of 3 acre urban farm in Arvada.
LocationJefferson County
Geographic AreaStatewide
Facility/ADA AccessLimited, call for specific information
Intake ProcedureCall for an application. Application for Affordable Counseling Program reviewed by the Director prior to first appointment.
Agency TypeNonprofit
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityNo restrictions applied
Hours of OperationHours Vary
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 17275 Kipling St
Physical Site City, State, ZipArvada, CO 80005
Main Phone(720) 266-4444
Fax(303) 232-2388
Director Information
Director's NameLinda Chassman
Director's PositionDirector
Director's Phone(720) 266-4444
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Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado
Affiliated Programs: Lakewood - Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado
Affiliated Services: Animal Therapy (Lakewood) - Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado