Losing a pet can be devastating. Our pets are part of the family and when they pass, we have lost a family member. Our companions are with us through many years of our lives, providing us comfort, laughter, and support. They don’t judge and expect little from us, yet their presence gives us so much. When they die, we can feel that we lost a significant part of our lives. The loss can be tragic and emotionally tolling. Grief, anger, guilt, and depression are all common responses to pet loss. Anticipating the loss of a sick pet or struggling with the decision to euthanize a pet can cause confusion, guilt and sadness. As a parent, you may also be struggling with how to talk to your children about pet loss. When your pet has died, dealing with life without your loved pet can be especially wrenching.
Pet Loss Counseling
Despite the impact of our grief, friends and family may not fully understand what you are experiencing. Pet loss counseling with a mental health professional can help you through this process. Dr. Mazzei, Clinical Psychologist and grief counselor, specializes in pet loss counseling. In addition to her professional experience, she has had many dogs, cats, rabbits and chickens over the years. She recognizes the profound connection that we have with our pets and how tragic their passing can be. Dr. Mazzei will provide you a safe and understanding place in which you can explore you feelings, guide you through the grieving stages, and help you move on while still cherishing and honoring your pet.
How do I get started?
The best place to start is by contacting us to discuss grief counseling, answer any questions about the process, and schedule a confidential appointment with Dr. Mazzei. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call or contact us today.
Connect With Us
Evolutions Behavioral Health is conveniently located at 1827 Walden Office Square, Suite 250, Schaumburg, IL. You can reach us at (480) 448-6755.