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. If you let me know that you need a parking spot I will provide with on in the parking garage under my office. The parking garage has a direct access to the building elevator. If you are someone with limited mobility and would like to schedule an appointment with me, please let me know your needs in advance so that I can be sure to accommodate you.
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
- 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.