In addition to Dr Curotto's clinical training and 20-plus years of clinical practice, she has competencies and/or expertise in the following therapeutic approaches. These approaches can be tailored to your specific needs and preferences, helping you navigate the unique challenges of coping with the loss of a pet and ultimately find healing, acceptance, and love again.
Traditional grief counseling involves providing a safe space for individuals to express their feelings and work through and grow around their grief, often through talk therapy.
We use evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), to help clients address their symptoms and develop long-term coping skills. CBT helps individuals identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with pet loss to promote healthier coping strategies.
Participating in support groups with others who have experienced pet loss can provide a sense of community and validation for one's feelings. Peer support groups offer and provide support between people who share common experiences, including those who have experienced loss or grief, and have been shown to reduce grief symptoms and increase well-being and personal growth among the bereaved. There are also benefits to providers of peer support, including increased personal growth and positive meaning in life. Internet-based peer support programs are a growing trend, found to be beneficial in part due to their accessibility.
EMDR is an evidence-based therapy used to process traumatic memories, and it can help individuals address distressing memories or images related to the pet's death.
SFBT focuses on identifying practical solutions and coping strategies to help individuals adjust to life without their pets and move forward in a positive way.
Our stress management sessions are designed to teach clients practical skills and strategies to manage stress more effectively. We help clients identify the sources of their stress and develop coping mechanisms to reduce its impact on their daily lives.