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 email@example.com. This listing is arranged according to geographical location. We are pleased that every counselor registered here is a member of the APLB.
Ann R. Howie, MSW
612 Carpenter Road SE
Lacey , Washington 98503
I use a supportive style to help people find their own path through their grief. I have worked as a counselor since 1987, have provided pet loss support groups since 1989, and have worked in hospice and bereavement for over 10 years. My master's degree is in clinical social work (counseling), and I have both state (LICSW) and national credentials (ACSW) as a counselor. I have enjoyed animals in my life since birth, and as a child I perplexed my parents by developing funerals and burial plots for all my pets who died.
Kate Munson, MA, MHC, LMHCA
2319 N 45th Street, Suite 303
Seattle , Washington 98103
I have a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling, with specific training in grief and loss and pet loss in particular. I have been facilitating pet loss support groups for the last several years, have worked in hospice care and I currently work with families and individuals around grief and loss as well as other life transitions. I am a lifelong animal lover and have had the pleasure of knowing many animal companions.
Grief is a very normal response to loss. It is an individual process — we all grieve in our own time in our own way. It does not necessarily follow a set of stages or tasks. I believe my job is to be a witness to your loss, to accompany you on this journey, to understand, honor and respect you and your connection to your animal companion, and to provide support as you need it.