Laurie Levine, LMHC
Sleepy Dog Veterinary
114 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
Phone: (781) 350-8219
Grieving the loss of an animal companion in a culture that has difficulty dealing with death can be especially challenging. Having a place to share our thoughts and feelings, endearing stories and photos of our beloved, or difficult care giving decisions, both honors our loved one and supports the healing process. Sometimes too we start grieving while caring for a pet with a serious illness; as our care and devotion for them intensifies, so may feelings of helplessness and sorrow. In support of our loving pets and our relationships with them, I offer individual counseling and group support for caregivers during this journey.
Natalie Femino, MA, LMHC
201 Washington St., Suite 201A
Salem, Massachusetts 01970-4276
Phone: (978) 745-8311
I have worked as a counselor for 30 years, focusing on health and wellness for body, mind, emotions and especially, spirit. One area in which I specialize is pet loss, which includes coping with ill, lost or dying animals. I share my home with cats and dogs, work with animal advocacy agencies, and I am establishing an animal sanctuary in my town.
The loss of an animal can be equal to or greater than the loss of a human. As a counselor, I am merely a guide or witness to aid in the process of grief, healing and re-discovery. We all grieve in our own way and time: there is no formula. I encourage clients to draw on their intuition and inner wisdom to process their feelings. Sharing those feelings with someone who truly empathizes allows healing to begin.
Arlington: Judith N. Stone, LICSW, 94 Pleasant Street, Arlington, MA 02476, 781-641-1457, firstname.lastname@example.org
Candia: Dawn Lynn Gelinas, MSW, Diane Gelinas, M.S.W., C.H., Reiki Master, A Step Forward, 104 Douglas Drive, Candia NH 03034, 603 483-0132. Healing, Grief, Hypnotherapy,DLGelinas@aol.com, Reiki. http://www.reikienergymedicine.com
Hampton: Christine McNiff, LMHC, NCC Hampton, New Hampshire 03842