Search our directory and find your nearest “Lead The Way Certified” therapy dog & handler teams
Here you will find the many graduates of Lead The Way AAI Institute. Our graduates have undergone intensive assessments, and agree to follow the strictest ethical, safety and professional guidelines. Lead The Way does not offer individual recommendations or endorsements, neither are graduates employees of Lead The Way.
Melbourne End of Life Doula Services
End of Life Doula
End of Life Doula (Support Service).
Volunteer Visiting (Hospitals, Palliative Care, Hospices, Aged Care Facilities, Home).
I can also provide Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) alongside psychologists, counsellors and other mental health professionals. If you would like to include an Animal Assisted Intervention (Therapy) dog in your sessions please call to discuss how I may be of assistance.
Certificate III in children’s services
First aid, asthma management, anaphylaxis certificates
Together we can provide social and emotional support for school students. Giving them more confidence and a calmer outlook. In the aged care Sammy can improve a person’s cognitive, social and emotional health.
Adelaide Natural Animal Therapy (ANAT)
Foundation Animal Assisted Intervention and Therapy Dog Certificate
Cert IV In Child Youth and Family Intervention
Cert 111 Community Services
Cert 111 Counselling
Our mission is to provide a professional Accredited Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) Service for a variety of application.. AAI can be used in schools to support students who are experiencing social anxiety, learning difficulties and any reward based activities. Age Care Services, Disability Services and Mental Health Services can also benefit from AAI to assist in breaking down barriers allowing positive relationships to be formed between clients and professionals. Rosie is a genital soul and has her own story. Rosie came from a very ridged routine in racing for two and a half years in Victoria, she traveled to South Australia and placed in foster care for five weeks then she was put up for adoption and I was the lucky one to find her, we connected straight away. Rosie has an amazing calming effect on people she meets, she embraced human interaction the day I brought her home, Rosie has good eye contact and is always in the present when being patted or spoken to. I have found working with Rosie has amazing results for all applications of AAI.
Foundation Animal-Assisted Intervention and Therapy Dog Certification
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
ABA Level 1
DIR Floor Time
Basic Auslan and Makaton Sign
Milly and I work together as a team to provide animal assisted therapy to our clients.
Milly is a 4 year old Labrador who loves interacting with people. She brings great joy to our family and to the lives of everyone who meets her.
During the sessions motivation, self- regulation and emotional support are some of the key components that we focus on. We help to improve the level of Independence, mobility, confidence and foster self esteem within each individual client.
Milly helps to provide reassurance at times when human interaction is either too difficult, overwheleming or when the client needs distraction or they feel the need for comfort.
Smiley Happy People provides services for:
-Assisting the Elderly
-Managing Cynophobia (fear of dogs)
Art of Life Counselling and Art Therapy
Bachelor in Counselling
Associate Degree in Holistic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Trans-personal Art Therapy
Trauma Informed Practitioner
Cert Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competency
Animal Assisted Psychotherapy
I specialise in trauma and confronting life experience recovery counselling.
I also work with anxiety, grief and loss, somatic and psychogenic
disorders and P.T.S.D.
In our one hour sessions together, I will be by your side to safely navigate
your recovery in the direction that you wish to go, at your own pace.
Note: This directory is intended as a general reference source of individuals who have completed our certification course(s), however please note that LTW makes no recommendation, endorsement or association with these individuals or businesses. Information provided should be carefully evaluated and users should make their own independent decision about their particular circumstances. Health professionals working in Australia must carry registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), and teachers must be registered with their state board. Other professionals may carry memberships with relevant professional bodies. We recommend all AAI practitioners hold membership of AAIAA (Animal-Assisted Intervention Association of Australia).