The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement · PO Box 55 · Nutley, NJ 07110 · (718) 382-0690 ·
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Pet Bereavement Counselors:
North Carolina

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 This listing is arranged according to geographical location. We are pleased that every counselor registered here is a member of the APLB.


Tracie Barton-Barrett, MS, NCC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1320 SE Maynard Road, Suite 101
Cary, North Carolina  27511-3625

Work: (919) 559-4379

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, pastoral counselor, educator and someone who has experience working with people and animals in various settings, my experience is in celebrating the human-animal bond, specifically helping people who are healing from the loss of a pet. We know that pets are valued members of our families. It can be heartbreaking anytime we lose someone close to us, but embarrassment, shame, and confusion can further complicate the genuine grief of pet loss. When the grief isn’t acknowledged, the heart gets stuck and this, in turn, prevents us from truly living our best life. The beauty of healing from pet loss is that the energy once dominated by grief can now be redirected to serving and helping others. Please let me know how I can be of service to you on your journey in commemorating your beloved companion.

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