Therapy for Grief and Loss of Companion Animal in Gibbsboro, NJ

They weren’t “just an animal” – they were your best friend.
Now your heart is broken and you feel lost without them.
I can help you find your way

Memorial Art Session

Honor your animal soulmate with truly original artwork. Capture the connection and love you shared. Express your grief. Get the support you need to heal.

Short-Term Grief Therapy

Sensitive, knowledgeable support for the loss or anticipated loss of your animal family member – no matter the circumstances or time you’ve been together. Therapy for as few or as many sessions as you find helpful. All the care and understanding you need.

Companion Animal Grief & Loss

Losing or anticipating the loss of your best friend is devastating. You feel lonely and lost without them.

I’m here to take the edge off feeling alone. I want to know all their silly nicknames – Stinky, Furbutt, Queenie, Snoofles, Mrs. Wigglebottom – and everything about them and your life together.

Grieving pet parents receive sensitive, specialized support. I draw from my knowledge and experience as a therapist and a lifetime of love and loss with companions of many species so I can help you find your way forward.

Photo close-up of an orange tabby cat lying down with a hand petting the cat's head


Memorial Art Session

During this one-time extended 100-minute session, you will create a piece of display-worthy art to honor your loved one. I will guide you through a mixed media collage process and we’ll have therapeutic discussion about your family member and the meaning of your art to help you process your grief.

I provide a wide array of art materials and invite you to bring personal items suitable for collage to incorporate into your one-of-a-kind artwork. Items can include copies of photos, documents and scraps of fabric, such as from a favorite blanket or toy, even locks of fur.

The artmaking technique lends itself to exploring and expressing emotions, so your art will not just be visually interesting, but it’ll be layered with the essence and spirit of your relationship.

This artmaking process is designed for all levels of experience. Adults who haven’t made art since grade school are often surprised by the beauty, depth of meaning and emotional impact of their finished collage.

Black and white cat lying on a blue blanket
Brown chihuahua mix dog with one eye sitting in a yard covered with leaves. There's a fence and trees in the background

Short-Term Therapy for Grief and Loss in Gibbsboro, NJ

Losing a beloved companion animal can be devastating. Whether you are anticipating a loss, your loss is recent, or you’re struggling to recover from extended grief, I’ll support you through your grieving process.

Client goals might include improved functioning, strategies to memorialize a loved one, and having an opportunity to process grief with someone who is sensitive to the unique relationships we have with the animals in our lives.

Through discussion and art therapy, we’ll explore complex feelings associated with losing a companion animal – sadness, guilt, regret, anger, loneliness. You’ll also be invited to share stories and paint a picture – literally and figuratively – of the bond you shared.

My hope for you is that at the end of therapy, your memories will bring more joy than heartache, and you’ll find meaning in the time you had with your loved one and hope for what comes next.

Miss Kaylee,
my peanut


Why I offer therapy for companion animal loss…

I’ve lost many animals in my life under all different circumstances. It’s never easy.

But losing the one who’s your soulmate is a special kind of heartbreak.

I started learning how to use my skills to help people dealing with companion animal loss when Kaylee was young. However becoming knowledgeable and competent to help clients with their losses was one thing. Losing my BFF was another.

Kaylee died very suddenly in March 2022. Being ok again has been a long process and I still have my moments.

After taking a hiatus from providing  grief therapy, I’ve resumed this important work. I’ve found ways to honor and remember her, including helping others through their grief.

Lee Ann's dog Kaylee, lying in the grass, panting, looking up to enjoy the breeze

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For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.
(609) 554-7933
146 Lakeview Drive South Suite 300 Gibbsboro, NJ 08026