Research has shown that therapy animals can reduce anxiety, depression and stress. The ability of animals to be present with openness and responsiveness can increase socialization and alleviate loneliness. We've seen this happen first-hand through our therapy dogs program.
A few times a semester, certified therapy dogs from Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy visit us for a stress reduction event. Students can drop in anytime during the event and play with the dogs. Watch for the flyers for this semester's events!
Therapy Dog Days at SXU
Therapy dogs will be visiting SXU for a stress relief event. Students, staff and faculty are invited to come spend a few minutes relaxing in canine company! The therapy dogs program has been suspended for the fall semester due to COVID-19 but will resume in spring 2020.
All events will take place in the Christine M. Wiseman Student Lounge from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 773-298-4045.