Animal Assisted Therapy

Flame is the Lantern’s Certified therapy dog. Flame is Certified through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

My name is Flame  and I work at Lantern Therapy Services. I am a Boxer who is a certified Therapy Dog through Therapy dogs Inc. I am a former show dog who has won several awards for my excellent behavior. I am six years old and I live at home with my two other boxer sisters Gabby and Scooter.

My favorite things to do are snuggling, getting my fur brushed, and decreasing anxiety in my clients. I’m excited to get to know you!

 

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Lantern Therapy Services also offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Horses are wonderful addition to the therapeutic team as horses are very efficient at addressing behaviors and attitudes in a nonjudgmental and nonconfrontational manner. Some of the issues to be worked on during EAP may be, but not limited to:

  • Self worth

  • Communication                               

  • Leadership                                                                                  

  • Focusing

  • Trauma  

  • Social Skills

Horses are wonderful addition to the therapeutic team as horses are very efficient at addressing behaviors and attitudes in a nonjudgmental and nonconfrontational manner.

EAP is offered at Dream Riders in Crystal Lake IL. Dream Riders is a not for profit facility that rests on 17 beautiful acres. Dream Riders is able to accommodate participants year round with a heated indoor arena.  Not only does Dream Riders offer EAP with Lantern Therapy Services, but they also offer Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapeutic Riding, and Riding Lessons.