Pet loss grief counseling services in NYC

Pet loss grief counseling services in NYC

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Pet loss grief counseling 

Many people consider their pets to be treasured family members, so when a pet dies, their loss is deeply felt. Sadly, our pets will pass away someday, whether it is due to illness, or an accident. It is normal and expected to experience loss and sadness when this time comes. Pet loss grief counseling can help people process the death of a loved pet as the healing process is aided and supported by comprehending and navigating this sad event. 

The length of the grieving process varies from person to person and can extend from days to years. Denial usually serves as a protective mechanism as people comprehend their loss at first. Children can also be significantly impacted when a pet dies and they can benefit from counseling to understand and accept the loss.

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Side effects of pet loss grief

People develop strong, emotional bonds with their pets, and in some situations, pets may represent the sole fulfilling relationship in a person’s life. Given the shorter lifespan of companion animals, pet loss is an inherent part of human-animal partnerships. It should come as no surprise that losing a beloved family member can be traumatic if people have deep emotional attachments to their pets. 

As with most bereavements, this could have an adverse effect on health and well-being. The emotional strain of caring for a sick pet, the pressure of making difficult choices regarding the care of the pet, and the guilt associated with euthanasia can all have harmful effects. Mourning for a pet is painful and people often experience a lack of sleep, difficulty concentrating, loss of appetite, as well as depression and anxiety.

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How grief counseling for pet loss can help?

Relationships with animals are just as significant as relationships with people. Pet loss is not always treated properly because those who are grieving might feel the need to conceal or downplay their sorrow. This frequently increases the intensity and lengthens the experience. Grief counseling for pet loss is helpful to people who are struggling to accept the death of a pet. 

Counselors can help in dealing with sadness as well as other symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Grief counseling for the loss of a pet gives the bereaved the chance to honor and talk about their loved one as they work to understand the significance of their loss, as well as to communicate and process their thoughts and feelings. Therapy provides adults and children with a wealth of tools and support to help navigate the mourning process.

Testimonials

Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
kiara diazkiara diaz
03:24 13 Sep 23
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jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
Diamond AlcinaDiamond Alcina
13:21 06 Sep 23
I was recommended by a friend who said this place has helped her a lot. I was hesitant because of my experience with previous psychiatrists. But Janice is great. She really pays attention to my concerns, and I have been feeling such a sense of well being since having serviced with her. She is also extremely consistent. Sometimes our session lasts about 20 minutes or less because I hardly have any concerns regarding my medications. I appreciate her ability to really prescribe things that help long term. She also prescribed sleeping meds for my insomnia and I been sleeping earlier and better. I don’t wake up tired of weak. Thank you Janice 🙂
Monique LeMonique Le
13:25 02 Sep 23
Been a patient here since early this year so this review is long overdue! Staff here has always been courteous and attentive. Natalie really listens and addresses any questions I have. Additionally she’s quick, efficient and on time for our monthly appts so I feel everyone is considerate of my time. I’m very well taken care of and feel so lucky to have landed here.
Karen LewisKaren Lewis
01:36 22 Aug 23
Dr. V. Rudoy is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and attentive. I have been seeing him for psychiatric care for a number of years and highly recommend him and this office in general. I’ve seen other psychiatric professionals who work with Dr. Rudoy here on occasion and they are all very competent and warm-hearted.
Albert GindiAlbert Gindi
02:26 15 Dec 22
I have seen many many psychiatrists and Dr. Natalie Rimar is really as good as they come in this field. She is very well versed in the medical field and she gives you the time and attention every patient deserves as opposed to just going to any psychiatrist them giving just 5 minutes of their time and saying ok will RX you XYZ medication I sent it to your pharmacy goodbye. Dr. Rimar actually cares about her clients and takes her profession very seriously. Thank you Again!
Nerys ManceboNerys Mancebo
01:05 26 Nov 22
Been a patient for a few years now, and I’m very happy with the service provided by both the staff and nurses and the Doctor.I’m so glad to be able to be seen when I need it.Thank you so much for taking care of me with empathy and understanding.🙏😇💕
Barbara HaberBarbara Haber
00:33 21 Oct 22
I met with Mary Parker, a nurse practioner. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. After asking questions about my history, she discussed different treatment possibilities. I was happy with the session and look forward to meeting with her again on a regular basis
CGPeb MCGPeb M
13:51 15 Oct 22
My first visit with Dr. Rudoy was better than expected. He was thorough and heard my concerns. I look forward to a positive doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend the practice.
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Bereavement counseling for pet loss

At Good Health, we understand the importance of engaging in therapy to process the tragic death of a much-loved pet. People deserve to be taken care of by an empathetic therapist who is nonjudgmental and experienced in treating those who are bereaved. It can be emotionally heartbreaking to lose a beloved pet. But as a culture, we fail to understand the emotional and physical toll that losing a pet can have on us. 

When we lose a pet, there may be large gaps in our lives that we must replace. This can alter daily routines and have ramifications that extend far beyond the loss of the actual animal. Good Health offers bereavement counseling for pet loss, which focuses on helping people recover and develop coping mechanisms.

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