Mission Statement

To educate others about the power of the human-animal bond while demonstrating and teaching the professionalism that is necessary to ensure a safe environment for both the dogs and the people.

It is our hope that this web site will not only be enjoyable to peruse, but that it will also be helpful in providing resources and ideas for others who share similar interests.


Teri's Bio

Teri Pichot began her career as a psychotherapist close to 20 years ago. Pichot has worked extensively with individuals, couples, and families distressed by many issues including substance abuse and domestic violence. Teri received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, and she went on to obtain licensure as a Clinical Social Worker in addition to achieving the highest level of both state and national certification as an addictions specialist. Teri is a Delta Society Pet Partner with her canine companions, Rockefeller and Jasper, and she enjoys partnering with them to provide animal assisted interventions to her clients. Teri has designed and implemented innovative programs that utilize Solution-Focused Therapy (with and without therapy dogs) with both adults and adolescents. She is currently the Program Manager of the Substance Abuse Counseling Program at the Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment in addition to maintaining a private practice in the Denver area. Teri has published numerous journal articles and two books (one of which was translated into Chinese and Japanese), and enjoys providing training on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and its implementation with “challenging” populations. She is currently writing two additional books in addition to several other projects. Teri’s passion is assisting others (clients and professionals alike) to see that change is not only possible, but invigorating. Teri is well known for her energy, sense of humor, love of animals, and passion for her work. Her creative spirit, enthusiasm, and zest for change are contagious and are reflected in the therapists she supervises.

 


Jasper and Rockefeller
Jasper and Rocky currently work at the Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment Substance Abuse Counseling Program in Lakewood Colorado.