Mallory Short

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I have my Masters from UW-Stout in Vocational Counseling and have spent 8 years as a state vocational counselor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. I was the Northeast Coordinator of the Prevocational and Vocational programs for Innovative Services for two years. Currently, I work for Wellpath at the Winnebago Co, Brown Co, and Door Co providing mental health services to inmates. I also assist at Willow Creek Behavioral Health as a Patient Advocate to assist people with mental health court and understanding the complexities involved. Finally and most singularly, I am a Northeast Therapist providing services for Door and Kewaunee county including CCS Skills training, individual therapy, psychoeducation to individuals and families. My favorite part of my job is meeting people where they are and helping them achieve their goals. I have my License in Professional Counseling from the State of Wisconsin and received the Certified Clinical Trauma Professional from the International Association of Trauma Professionals. My ultimate goal is to provide Animal Assisted Trauma Therapy to my neighbors of Door and Kewaunee Counties.

ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Stress, Trauma and PTSD
Age Groups Served
Children, Adolescents, Adults
Years in Practice
1 Year
License and/or Certification Type
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, LIcensed Professional Counselor in WIsconsin, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Clinical Supervision
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Earned the Animal Assisted Therapy Interventionist Certificate (AAT-I)
Service Type
In Office, Video Conferencing
Prescribes Medication
I found this intro course extremely helpful and informative! I recommend this for anyone interested in AAT as a place to start developing a better understanding of how to proceed.
Katrina Marquez
IIC / Matthew Sable
This introductory course made me very excited to continue and finish the rest of the program!
BRANDI Kulikov-Ramirez
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

I just completed the free introduction to the AAT-1 and I am super excited to add this to my credentials. My goal is to work with military veterans to help partner them with medical service dogs.

Lois Curry-Catanese
This was a terrific, thoughtful, and exhaustive study of all the issues regarding AAT and Ethical considerations. These considerations in many ways are the differentiator between someone using an animal in therapy or being an Animal Assisted Interventionist. I am excited for the rest of the modules! Thanks so much.
Yonason Ron Witonsky
Psychotherapist / NYCSUPPORT
The experential was an amazing paradigm shifting intensive. I learned so many creative interventions with amazing animals which will greatly enhance my practice and I look forward to applying all that I learned, In addition the training team is obviously doing what is a "labor of love" helping people and providing amazing experiences with animals!
Yonason (Ron) Witonsky
Psychotherapist / NYCSUPPORT
This AAT training was excellent!!! The instructors, including the Equine Experts, were incredibly knowledgable. The hands-on training with the animals (especially the horses!) was very, relevant and I always felt safe knowing that the instructors were looking out for us. I look forward to incorporating everything I learned into my future, private practice. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who is interested in having an animal as their co-therapist. A huge thank you to Cristina and Sarah for providing this amazing training! This experience was truly invaluable, as well as unforgettable!
Kirsten Newell Marino
Clinical Mental Health Counselor

This experiential weekend exceeded my expectations. The instructors were well prepared and presented material and real-time experiences that will greatly enhance my ability to apply AAT in my practice. The exercises and activities served not only to improve our skills and knowledge, but also offered opportunities to experience AAT as our clients will and created a deep bond among the group. The beautiful setting at the refuge offered an incredible variety of animals to help us begin identifying the many ways any animal can help serve the needs of our diverse client populations. With the tremendous amount of information provided, I feel competent to begin the process of training my animals and incorporating them into practice.

Kelly Jerome
Counselor and Psychotherapist / Fresh Air Counseling

This was a great course which taught me alot regarding the Human Animal Bond and especially how this bond transcends the obvious benefits animals bring. This bond is an absolute asset to the arsenal of any Mental Health Professional and allows the clients past positive experiences with animals including hardwired desire to connect with nature to improve the therapeutic alliance as well as open up new vistas in treatment.

Yonason (Ron) Witonsky
Psychotherapist / The Floating Hospital
Excellent introduction to AAT
Roberta Rood