Contact Us

Darlene M. Atkins, PhD
Director, Eating Disorders Clinic
Children's National Health System
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
George Washington University Medical School
datkins@childrensnational.org
Phone: 202-476-2164

Donations to Therapeutic Pups

Our goal is to expand our current animal-assisted therapy for adolescents with eating disorders, as well as, serve as consultants to other therapists and institutions that want to set up similar programs. Through Therapeutic Pups, we hope to explore and document innovative and creative approaches to enhancing the treatment of patients struggling with disorders that potentially have very damaging medical and psychological effects.

To make a donation to Therapeutic Pups: Make your check payable to Children’s National Medical Center with the following notation on the memo line: “Restricted use: Animal-Assisted Therapy/Ther Pups.

Mail To:
Dr. Darlene Atkins
Children's Outpatient Center in Spring Valley
4900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 320
Washington, DC 20016