I offer pet loss counseling for people who are grieving the loss or impending loss of their furry loved one who has been a best friend, family member, and more. Some people reach out to me because they feel they need more than what friends and family can offer. Others worry about being a burden with their sadness or talking too much about their pet. And still others need support and tools for coping with their immense grief after the loss of their beloved animal.
Although there are support groups offered at animal shelters and some emergency vet clinics, many people feel awkward talking about their feelings in a group and would prefer private time with a professional who specializes in pet loss. If any of the above describes you, please see my home page for a description of how I can help and read on for more details.
I have my master’s degree in social work and have been practicing as a social worker and certified life coach for over 30 years. I also have special training and certification as a pet loss counselor through the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Pet loss counseling does not take the place of psychotherapy or medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure psychiatric illness. My clients are people who deeply love their animals and their grief, although painful and devastating, is a normal response to loss.
Grief support sessions are by phone, which allows us to talk in the comfort of your own environment regardless of where you live. I’ve been offering support by phone for 14 years and most people find it to be convenient and just as helpful as meeting in person.
To start, please contact me with some information about you and your pet. We can get to know each other a little via email and I can answer any questions you may have.
From there, you can decide whether to go ahead and book a session. For those who know they will need more consistent support, I offer packages of 3 or 4 sessions at a discounted rate. Details about the packages are in my policies, which I will send to you before you pay.
Individual Sessions: $85.00 per hour due in advance.
Package of three sessions: $240 ($15 savings) due in advance.
Package of four sessions: $300 ($40 savings) due in advance.