The depth of grief after the loss of a pet surprises many people. Professional support can guide you through it.



Molly & Peg

  Do you feel so bad about not having your pet AND then you feel bad that you're feeling so bad?

It's okay to feel whatever you are feeling. What's important is that you remember that you can heal from this loss. Actually, the way to start healing from this loss is to quit blaming yourself for whatever you're feeling.

Isn't it better to just move on?

Moving on is easier said than done. Sometimes it can feel impossible. Moving on requires acknowledging how you feel about losing your pet. Then there is relief in allowing these feelings such that their hold on you lessens. As the pain lessens, there is space to remember the wonderful memories you made together. 

Can anyone else really help?

A Time to Remember is a very special opportunity allowing individuals dealing with the loss of a pet to meet with others traveling the same road. In a warm and compassionate atmosphere, people will share memories, laughs and joys of life with your pet. 

                    A Time to Remember
Saturday, July 29, 11:00am-12:30pm
Call 615-269-4080, or registration page
 Registration is limited.   

Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling is also available. The death or disappearance of a beloved pet affects the entire family and each individual deals with the loss in their own way. Parents may feel lost about how to help their children while dealing with their own emotions. People grieve differently. Individual, couples and family counseling will focus on the individual, the couple or the family at the loss of their missing family membertheir pet.

Hospice Support is also offered to bring compassion to you while you're providing
end-of-life care for your pet. Even though caring for your pet is what you want to do, it is a stressful and lonely time. Besides treatment decisions, human guardians often are considering a life and death decision for their faithful companions, a tough spot to be in. As a counselor who understands, I'll encourage and support you in connecting to the truth of your heart throughout this phase.