Certified AAPT Professionals

Cyndie Kieffer, LCSW, CPP-AAPT-I

Cyndie Kieffer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who combines her passion for helping people with her love of dogs. Cyndie is a Certified Professional Practitioner of Animal Assisted Play Therapy through the IIAAPT. Along with seeing children in a private practice setting she also advocates for individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities through Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services. Cyndie enjoys helping others share their animals’ unique talents through involvement with Pet Partners as an evaluator, instructor and also a handler. She has authored several articles about animal assisted interventions. Additionally, she has spoken at many national, as well as state-level, conferences on the topic of animal assisted interventions. When she is not running around with her dogs she enjoys discovering new wineries with her husband, traveling and reading. Cyndie is currently assisted by Jack and Dori, Approved AAPT Dogs.

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