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Pet Loss Counseling and Support Services in Colorado


Beth Patterson, MA, LPC
: 1604 Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80206
Phone: (303)-817-8571
Beth Patterson is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in grief and loss, including pet loss. She has worked for hospices throughout the Boulder and Denver area for the past 6 years as Bereavement Coordinator. Beth has worked with clients with pet loss, and has had excellent success in alleviating their grief so that they can heal and grow from their loss.

The Human-Animal Bond Trust (HABT)
: PO Box 280467, Lakewood, CO 80228 and
Phone: (303) 318-0447
Fax: (303) 318-0450
Contacts: Ann Johnson, Kay Gilchrist, Susan Anschuetz
The Denver Area Pet Loss Support Group meets every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the second floor board room of the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society Office at 191 Yuma Street, NE entrance to Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation-Harrison Center for Animals (CVMF-HCA). There is no cost to attend and no need to call before attending. Please bring a picture of your pet if possible.

A Woman's Way to Recovery
Contact: Belina Fruitman, LCSW, CACIII
8751 E. Hampden Ave, B2, Denver, CO  80231
Phone: 303-523-0621
A Woman's Way to Recovery offers private therapy for issues around grief and loss in a nurturing and safe environment. Our therapists offer individualized service in order to meet the needs of each client; in regards to grief and loss of loved ones, we meet each client where they are in the grief process.
We primarily specialize in women's issues relating to mental health, addictions, coping skills, trauma, and empowerment all while having our therapy dog near by.  Playa, our standard poodle rescue dog, is always near by when working with clients unless someone is uncomfortable with dogs. 
Please call us for an intake appointment and to take the first step in healing.

Ft. Collins

Argus Institute
Address: Colorado State University, James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 300 W. Drake Rd., Ft. Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 297-1242
Contacts: Gail Bishop, Clinical Coordinator; Erin Allen, LSW, Clinical Counselor
The Argus Institute’s mission is to strengthen veterinarian-client-patient communication and support relationships between people and their companion animals. The Argus Institute offers support and resources to pet owners as they receive diagnoses and face difficult decisions on behalf of their companion animals, as well as grief support after the loss of a beloved pet. They also offer a local pet hospice service in Fort Collins and surrounding areas. The support and pet hospice services are free of charge.

The Front Range Center for Changing Family Relations (Pet Loss)
: 1006 Robertson St. #202A, Ft. Collins, CO 80524-3925
Phone: (303) 851-7265
Fax: (970) 221-2643
Contact: Peter L. Poses, Ph.D., LMFT and Ruth M. Gussman, DVM
A support network, information and referral and individual/couple/family pet loss grief work. For people wanting to be supported in their sharing of their feeling and thoughts about their grief and mourning about the dying, death and loss of their companion animals.

Grand Junction

Linda A. Weitzel, MA, LPC
: 634 Main St. #7, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 242-6954
Linda received a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado. She is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Linda works with people experiencing life transitions, depression, grief and bereavement. She has done individual sessions with those who have lost and animal companion and is willing to do group and support groups.


Country Counseling, LLC
Address: 832 West Eisenhower Blvd, Suite E, Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 286-7856
Contact: Kathy Korell-Rach, Ph.D.
Dr. Korell-Rach is a registered psychotherapist in Loveland, CO who provides grief and loss counseling. She understands the strong bond that develops between owners and their pets and compassionately helps guide individuals through the grief process to arrive at a place of healing and comfort. She offers a free, confidential one-hour intake to all prospective clients.

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