A Therapist's Best Friend
Mr. Bojangles is the highly qualified therapy dog of Misty Sanchez, Blue Elk Family Clinic's licensed mental health counselor, and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Sanchez. With a warm, friendly disposition and a calm, relaxing nature, Mr. Bojangles is an important part of Misty's therapeutic system for many of her clients. Many people undergoing trauma or processing challenging emotional situations find the presence of an animal to be comforting and reassuring during therapy. While Mr. Bojangles is not a required part of any therapy session, if patients wish, they may request that he join them in their therapy session to hold, pet, or simply be present as an added comfort.