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Support For People Who
Have Lost Beloved Animals

Support For People Who Have Lost
Beloved Animals

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
Rumi

I know how heartbreaking it is to lose or anticipate losing a cherished pet. Whether the death was expected or sudden, we are never ready for it. You may feel devastated and knocked down by the weight of your grief. You may even feel embarrassed or like there is something wrong with you for feeling so much pain. Maybe you wonder if you’ll ever feel better.

Pet Grief Counseling Seattle

As a pet loss counselor and from my own personal experiences with grief, I know there is nothing wrong with you. I also believe that the overwhelming waves of grief or gnawing emptiness will eventually diminish and the edge of the pain will soften.

It may not feel possible, but one day you’ll be able to talk about the animal you loved so much without crying or holding back tears. You’ll be able to remember the smart, loving, and funny things your pet did with a little sadness but also a smile, instead of only the acute pain of loss.

To help you get there, I offer grief support that includes:

  • Acknowledgment of the depth of the bond you had with your beloved animal and the heart breaking pain of loss.
  • Empathy, understanding, and tools for coping with whatever thoughts and feelings you are ready to share, regardless of how confusing or difficult they may be.
Pet Grief Counseling Seattle
  • Support for taking care of yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Grief can make us hurt in every way. It is especially important now to treat yourself with loving kindness and compassion.
  • Non-judgmental and caring listening for anything else you want to talk about. My goal is to provide a safe and understanding space where you can share whatever comes up for you in your path towards peace and healing.
Contact

Please email for further information or to schedule a session

Mimi Handlin, MSW - Pet Grief Counseling Seattle

As a long time social worker, certified pet loss counselor with the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, and one who has experienced many losses of both people and animals, I would love to help. Please contact me for more information.