Emotional Support Companions (ESC) or therapy dogs are often used as supportive service animals to assist someone with their mental or physical health. Services animals are working companions that have been trained to assist mentally or physically disabled people with day to day functions for both general and specific tasks.
Raquel Buchanan is a mental health profession in southern California who blogs about life and relationships. Raquel is on a mission to spread awareness about the impact of violence, abuse, and trauma. The information contained on this site is for entertainment purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional assistance. Contents contained in these blogs are based on true stories or the experiences of several several people and are fictional. Identifying information has been changed to protect the anonymity and confidentiality of therapy patients.