Mabel Jean (MJ)

Mabel Jean is Sam’s five year old, female, hound-mix. They are recent graduates of the Texas State Animal-Assisted Counseling Academy, class of 2023! Mabel Jean completed training prior to being a student at Texas State University at Petco and earned three different certifications that included Adult Dog Level 1, Adult Dog 2, and Canine Good Citizen (CGC). Mabel Jean is Sam’s therapy partner/co-counselor and is present most sessions. Mabel Jean has experience working with teens and adults and is often incorporated into therapy interventions.

Fun Facts About MJ:

  • Mabel Jean loves to meet new people
  • Mabel Jean loves to nap on the couch
  • Mabel Jean’s favorite toy is her cheeseburger plushie
  • Mabel Jean was adopted from a shelter on Christmas Eve
  • Mabel Jean has 1 dog sibling and 2 cat siblings

Mabel Jean's Skills

Very engaging with others

Unbiased listening

Acceptance without judgment

Attuned to others’ emotions

Helps others self-regulate

Curious to learn more about clients

Fast learner