Pet Bereavement Counselors:
There are literally hundreds of people who are now counseling in pet bereavement, and it is not possible for the APLB to register them all. Some hesitate to be listed in any directory, others are first discovering the benefits of this wonderful service, and many more are still unknown to us. We welcome all new applicants to contact us directly by mail or online at firstname.lastname@example.org. This listing is arranged according to geographical location. We are pleased that every counselor registered here is a member of the APLB.
Christine McNiff, LMHC, NCC
Hampton, New Hampshire 03842
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with over twenty years’ counseling experience. I have a private practice in Concord, Massachusetts and Hampton, New Hampshire. Ive been very involved for many years with pet loss and bereavement counseling, working with clients who have either lost or are about to lose a companion or service animal.
My Labrador retriever, Killarney, was a registered therapy dog until her recent death. We both received training as Pet Partners through the Delta Society providing animal assisted therapy and activities to clients in hospitals and nursing homes. I’m also the proud owner of an adopted, retired racing greyhound named Marilyn. For many years I’ve been a volunteer with a greyhound rescue league, an active member of the ASPCA, the MSPCA, the Massachusetts Animal Coalition, and the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Compassion and experience allows me to help others during their own loss.