Joyful Celebration of National Pet Month

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-Joyful Celebration of National Pet Month-

Beloved pets provide unconditional love and happiness in our everyday lives.  In honor of National Pet Month, let us recognize the benefits and joys of our furry or feathered friends. 

-Promoting Relaxation and Stress-Reduction-

There are many psychological benefits to enjoying a pet.  Your cat or dog may intently listen to every word you say, anxiously await your return whenever you leave, and happily provide unreserved adoration. 

In addition, studies have shown that simply petting a cat or dog may physiologically increase oxytocin levels in your body. Oxytocin is a happiness hormone associated with lowering blood pressure.  These factors help contribute to controlling stress and reducing anxiety.  For example, many people with depression or anxiety have turned to emotional support animals for reducing symptoms during stressful situations.  

-Emotional Support and Therapy-

At Tampa Bay Center for Psychological Health, we appreciate the healing power of pets in boosting happiness and helping individuals overcome difficulties in life.  Pets or emotional support animals combined with the dedicated and attentive support of a professional therapist can greatly help patients understand and overcome psychological struggles.  

Learn more about therapy, counseling, and psychological assessments on our Services page. 

Check our blog in the coming weeks for more tips and helpful articles.  At Tampa Bay Center for Psychological Health, our goal is to offer a safe, confidential, and trustworthy treatment setting for all patients. For more information, or to request your free 20-minute initial phone consultation, please call Dr. Abbasi at 813-492-9241.

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