Sue is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and works in a state psychiatric hospital and recovery center. She has been working as part of Deaf Services for over 20 years and has been in the field of mental health for 30 years. As part of the NEADS puppy raising program Sue has brought these NEADS pups into the hospital for over two years and has seen firsthand how the pups relate to, bond with and bridge the gap between therapist and client. Therapeutic dogs effect these clients by providing that unconditional love and trust that is so hard to build with clients who may suffer from severe trauma and symptoms of mental illness. Bringing a therapeutic dog with her to work daily would greatly impact patient care in a positive way. Many of the clients Sue works with are Deaf and language is never a barrier when interacting with the dogs. Trust can be difficult for some individuals who suffer from illness and trauma. These dogs can provide individuals with effortless, joyful support and appreciation and will not ask for anything in return.