animal-assisted treatment

Emmett the Counseling Cat

emmett sleeping on his deskemmett sitting on the therapist chair

Meet Emmett Love. Emmett is a 4 year-old male short-haired tabby cat. He was a “rescue” animal, adopted from North Shore Animal League in November, 2011 when he was 8 weeks old. Emmett is a true “lap cat” by definition. He loves to cuddle, purr, give kisses, groom people’s hair, and fall asleep comfortably on top of us. He loves to love and be loved.

Animal-assisted treatment is an effective tool in reducing the effects of stress, depression, and low self-esteem as well as in promoting emotional, social, and cognitive functioning. And it’s a lot of fun, too!