Our pets enrich our lives. We think of them as family members. They stand by us through difficult times, love us unconditionally and provide us with companionship.
The pain we experience from their loss can trigger a variety of emotions — including anger, guilt, despair, and loneliness. These emotions are normal and it is important to have the opportunity to express these in a safe environment.
At the Rochester Center for Pet Grief and Loss, you and your pet will be recognized, honored, and validated as you develop skills to cope with your feelings.
Your cherished pet will always live on in your heart and in your memories. I look forward to meeting you and supporting your through your loss and move to healing.
In this group, we work together to understand the human-animal bond and the impact on your life, explore the nature of grief, and provide you with an opportunity to share your story, honor your pet's memory, and nurture yourself.
Groups form on an ongoing basis with 2-5 people.
Call Anne Marie at 585-615-5492 for more information or to register.
The Rochester Center for Pet Grief and Loss recommends Pets at Peace by Paul Harris Funeral Home for final services for your pet. You and your pet will be treated with dignity and respect.
As a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and animal lover, I can provide a safe environment for you to explore your feelings. Individual counseling can be tailored to meet your needs, and is covered by most major health insurances and Employee Assistance Programs.
I offer Pet Grief and Loss Individual Counseling For:
Anne Marie is an experienced, licensed mental health counselor with Counseling Connections. She specializes in counseling individuals experiencing grief and loss, and is passionate about assisting people through the loss of their beloved pets. She would be honored to assist you in your journey of healing.
The loss of a pet is sometimes not fully understood.
And, people who mean well may tell us, "it was only an animal" or "you can always get another one".
I understand your pain.
After experiencing the loss of family pets, and most recently the loss of my dog/special "buddy" Wishbone, I have found a growing need for support services for those dealing with the loss of a pet.
Don't be afraid to reach out.
The Rochester Center for Pet Grief and Loss offers support groups, individual and group counseling, and other resources.
Additionally, the Center facilitates Employee Training sessions on Compassion Fatigue; available for animal care providers, either in the workplace or as an offsite training event. This training empowers staff with support and coping skills as they care for the pets in our lives.
The Rochester Center for Pet Grief and Loss is dedicated to all of my family pets, living and deceased...