Animal-Assisted Therapy

We are a small team of talented professionals with decades worth of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.


Meet our Behavior Therapists

Ms Chris Anderson – PhD ACSW LCSW CCTP

Executive Director

Ms Chris Anderson PhD ACSW LCSW CCTS has been a clinical social worker for over 40 years and has started a number of nonprofit companies in the southwest, the most recent More Maitri, Inc.

She is a certified clinical trauma specialist and has been working with individuals with ID/DD for over two decades. For four decades she has worked with trauma survivors, perpetrators, and mental health clients in a variety of settings.

She has utilized dogs in her therapies for decades and is currently enrolled in dog trainer instruction classes.

Email me: chris@soul-dogs-inc.org

Ashley Bueghly -CCTP
LCSW-in-training

Behavior Therapist

Ashley Bueghly believes that counseling is the container for building a solid relationship with her clients. Her approach is interactive, warm and accepting. She specializes in trauma informed care and grief. When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. Ashley helps her clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perspectives of themselves and strengthen their relationships.

Ashley has a strong background in cognitive behavioral therapy and evidenced based practices. No single approach is the right one for every individual, so it is important for Ashley to utilize skills learned from experience, education and collaboration in order to specifically meet the needs of her clients.  

Email me: ashley@soul-dogs-inc.org

Cindy Navarrete

Behavior Therapist

Cindy Navarrete has lived in Colorado for about 19 years. She is currently attending the University of Denver looking to obtain a Master of Social Work (MSW) and received her bachelors in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Cindy has worked with the IDD individuals for 5 years and has found a passion for helping this population. Her love for animals started when she had her first dog at the age of 7, and later developed the love for animal behavior with her two dogs Millie and Laana.

Cindy is bilingual (Spanish/English), and looks forward with working with individuals in need of Spanish speaking services. Soul dogs combines the IDD population with Cindy’s love of dogs! 

Email me: cindy@soul-dogs-inc.org


Meet Our Behavioral Line Staff

Marisa Pacheco

Behavioral Line Staff

Marisa has worked with the DD/ID population for upwards of 2 years. Marisa is working towards her bachelors degree in Psychology.

Marisa is thrilled to continue doing work with animals in a therapeutic setting, as animals have always been a passion of hers. Animals have proven to help many different people with stressors, trauma, and just getting through their day-to-day.

Marisa has been interested in animal behavior since getting and training her first dog Imoogi, and recently training her own therapy dog Sumari who will be with Marisa whenever she comes into Soul Dogs Inc.

Email me: marisa@soul-dogs-inc.org


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