Dr. Curotto leads PAWS Chicago monthly Pet Loss Support group HEAL (Helping Each other Alleviate Loss). https://www.pawschicago.org/events-dog-training/community-events/pet-loss-heal-support-group
To RSVP, please contact Deborah Liebow, PAWS Chicago Adoption Experience Manager at 773-687-4719 or email@example.com
The attachment between humans and animals is often so strong that it is common to mourn very similarly to the feelings and behaviors associated with losing a human family member. The death of a pet is often the first experience a child has with loss. Children tend to grieve differently than adults do, and they need lots of love, guidance, and support. Parents have an important role in helping their children cope with the loss of the family pet.
My approach to pet loss counseling offers a respectful and validating setting where individuals can express their grief freely, at their own pace, and integrate their memories and loss into the rest of their lives. As a certified pet loss therapist, I utilize various therapies (CBT, EMDR, R-TEP)to help you achieve peace and recovery. I embrace the importance and uniqueness of diverse cultural backgrounds as these influence one's life and pet relationships.