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“It’s never too late to be what you might have been”

–George Eliot

Hi, I’m Monique


with an interest of Dog Assisted Therapy

 It’s a relatively new concept, so you’re probably wondering what’s this all about!


My life, just like yours has been challenging, and I expect more to come. Wellness can be challenging however it’s my priority. As a former victim service volunteer I felt very close to people experiencing loss and grief of their beloved pet or loved one, victims of bulliesfeeling stuck or disconnected.


Now that my beloved therapy dog Chloë has passed away, and in her honour, I felt the need to continue with the uniqueness our dogs can offer to us. 

Not every dog is a recognized therapy dog, but you may benefit from your own Fido's uniqueness. 


I provide therapeutic counselling services and a tailored approach to either individuals, or with the help of their pet dog, creating a better bond. I am also a lifelong pet owner. Combined with my love for dogs, I additionally have developed a therapeutic approach for dog owners.  


 I am dedicated to help and guide just you or with your beloved pet dog. The choice is yours.

Discover hope and happiness. Experience freedom, respect and connection.

Monique Verhoef, RTC


True happiness will present itself once we learn how to deal with our emotions, know our passions, norms and values.  

Credentials and Training
  • Member of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists #2201

  • Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

  • Dog Emotion and Cognition – Duke University • Safe Talk Suicide Alertness – Living Works

  • Loss and Grief – Sarah Lipsett, MA, MTC, RCS

  • Balancing Acceptance and Change – Nadine Groves, MED, RCC

  • Pet Loss and Grief – Kari-Änn Thor, M.Ed

  • Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling – Adam Godwin, MA

  • Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health – The University of Sidney

  • Healing Wounds of Trauma – Gabor Maté - MD

  • Author of Seriously Happy- Unleash yourself from old habits and traps; creating new opportunities and finding purpose.

Organizations and Affiliation
  • Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Services - Pet Loss and Grief Support Group Facilitator

  • Food For The Soul Project – Depression and Anxiety Group Facilitator Volunteer

  • CooGo Dog Rescue - Volunteer

Are you ready to invest in your wellbeing, managing your emotions, and let your genius shine​?