Janine Fox has been a State Licensed counselor in both the mental health and drug and alcohol recovery field since 2004.
Janine held the position of Clinical Director and Program Coordinator in two residential treatment facilities from 2005 to 2017. She also has a broad range of skills including individual, group, and family recovery counseling.
In the last three years Janine has brought an innovative recovery modality to the treatment setting named The Healing Hounds. This organic process group consists of Janine’s three emotional support dogs and a therapy bunny named Thumper.
What the Emotional Support Animals bring to a group:
Raise hedonic tone in natural healthy ways
Real-life grounding tools
Encourage being in the moment
Give unconditional love
Reduce loneliness/draw out the introverted client
Build positive emotional experiences
The human/animal relationship is one of safety and non-judgement
Lower blood pressure and reduce stress
Dogs offer a break from internal worry and struggle
Clients react more positively to information and education with the dogs and therapy bunny present.
Learn more about the Iris Healing Team, or contact us at (844) 663-4747 to find out about Iris Healing Treatment Programs in Los Angeles, California.