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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Loss Grief Counseling

How do you help pet parents honor the lives of their pets and cope with difficult loss?

  • Pet Loss Grief Counseling

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Alpacas
  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Chickens
  • Chinchillas
  • Dogs
  • Ducks
  • Ferrets
  • Fish
  • Frogs
  • Gerbils
  • Goats
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Hedgehogs
  • Horses
  • Lizards
  • Mice
  • Parrots
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Snakes
  • Turtles

What licensing do you have?

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Certification
  • Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB)
  • Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (AABP)
  • Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS)
  • Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Proud member of...

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Animal Behavior Society (ABS)
  • Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 24 hours notice required

Without pet parents, Petworks wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)

Pet Loss Supports Groups are no charge to attend. Pet Parents can get their first individual counseling session free, if they mention that they are a member of Petmasters.

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Northeast

What year did you begin serving pets?

2005

How did you hone your craft?

I have 15 years of veterinary technician experience, 17 years of grief counseling experience and a lifetime of pet care, behavior and anticpatory grief and loss experience.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

If you are in a situation where your pet has a terminal disease prognosis, make sure you surround yourself with a team that you can trust and feel comfortable asking as many questions as you need to feel comfortable with the care that your pet will need.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

There is a wonderful book titled, "Saying Good-Bye to the Pet You Love" by Greene and Landis. This has been a benchmark for me in grieving personally and helping my clients. They have a chapter that discusses the different types of pet bonds we may have and helps explain that due to those bonds, that may be why we grieve the way that we do. So much is not talked about in terms of pet loss, people may feel minimized or judged. I want every person going through anticipatory grief or bereavement that your feelings are not only valid, but normal!