The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement · PO Box 55 · Nutley, NJ 07110 · (718) 382-0690 ·
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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 This listing is arranged according to geographical location. We are pleased that every counselor registered here is a member of the APLB.

Newport News

Pam Paré, Ed.D.
Rock Landing Psychological Group
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Newport News, Virginia  23606

Phone: (757) 873-1736

I am a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology with emphasis on behavioral medicine, and I am also a student affiliate member of APA. My training is in agency counseling and school psychology. I have over 15 years of experience in counseling adults, adolescents and children, and over 200 hours of specialized training in trauma, loss, and bereavement therapy (especially pet bereavement). I am also a trained hypnotherapist, certified by the National Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy as well as a trained EMDR therapist. My specialties are trauma-related issues, dissociative disorders, and chronic pain. I am presently in private practice as a psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist with Rock Landing Psychological Group, PLC, in Newport News.

My therapy emphasizes the client-therapist relationship, with a client-centered approach, particularly in bereavement counseling. My approach may also include solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (with goal-setting when appropriate), EMDR, and hypnotherapy. I counsel individuals as well as groups, and also have facilitated support groups for trauma, abuse and loss. I am also a certified on-line therapist with, where I may be accessed through clicking on e-care.

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