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.

Olympia (Lacey)

Ann R. Howie, MSW
612 Carpenter Road SE
Lacey, Washington  98503

Phone: (360) 493-2586

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.

Seattle, Washington Handlin, Mimi, MSW, Certified Life Coach, Certified Pet Loss Counselor Email: website: I offer compassion, understanding, and coping strategies to those grieving the death of a beloved animal. I offer counseling by phone so people can feel comfortable in their own homes and access support, regardless of where they live. My pets have been cherished family members and I can relate to the intense pain and the range of emotions that can follow their death. Please see my website to learn more.
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