Wheelchair Accessible Counseling and Therapy

The Studio Works building: The office, lobby, bathroom, and waiting room public spaces on my the main floor are also wheelchair accessible.

Service Dogs Are Welcome

What Is a Service Dog?

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990), a dog is considered a “service dog” if it has been “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.” Also according to the ADA, a ‘disability’ is a “mental or physical condition which substantially limits a major life activity” such as:

  • caring for one’s self
  • performing manual tasks
  • walking
  • seeing
  • hearing
  • speaking
  • breathing
  • as well as some disabilities that may not be visible, such as deafness, epilepsy, and some psychiatric conditions

A dog is recognized as a “service dog” under the ADA when the following conditions are met:

  • The owner or handler has a documented disability as defined under the ADA
  • The dog must be trained to perform a task or tasks that alleviate that disability. To be considered a service dog, that animal must be trained to perform tasks directly related to the person’s disability. According to the ADA, emotional support or therapeutic assistance dogs who do not perform a specific task, but rather provide comfort simply from their presence do not qualify a dog as a service animal (e.g. a dog that helps someone feel less anxious or provides motivation to get out of bed in the morning would not meet this definition of a “service dog”)
  • The dog must not alter the environment for others. This means that s/he must be kept on a leash and under the control of the handler at all times in public, must not show signs of aggression, and must be kept quiet and clean.

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Iris Hogan helped me many times through very difficult life situations. With her help I managed to finally get my life back in order and in a direction that got me back on my feet. I am finally able to enjoy my life again. 

No other therapist was able to help me in such a positive, understanding way as Iris.

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