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Pet Loss Counseling and Support Services in New Jersey

Basking Ridge

Davison Counseling Center - Pet Loss and Lifespan Transitions Counseling
: 97 Lyons Pl., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Phone: (908) 766-0110
Contact: Deborah Antinori, M.A., RDT, LPC, NBCCH - Directory of Therapy.
Deborah Antinori is a Registered Drama Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and is certified in Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Therapy. She also is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Thought Field Therapy. Working with individuals in therapy, Antinori assists clients in dealing with the loss of a pet including issues arising from the loss, coping with feelings, anticipatory loss with an elderly or terminally ill animal, planning a ceremonial euthanasia for families. Her Audie Award-winning audiobook, "Journey Through Pet Loss" is critically acclaimed and veterinarian-endorsed - 2 cassette, 3 hours, 28 page Pet Loss Resource Booklet included (ISBN 09668848-1-7).

Englewood Cliffs

Blue Skye Consulting, LLC
: 560 Sylvan Avenue, NE, Englewood Cliffs, N.
Phone: (201) 567-5596.
Contact: Susan Stone, MSW, LCSW
Ms. Stone is a licensed clinical social worker who received her MSW from New York University and clinical training at Hackensack University Medical Center at their Center for Trauma Recovery. Ms. Stone has certifications in EMDR and bereavement and also facilitates the pet bereavement group at Oradell Animal Hospital.


Companion Animal Loss Support Group
St. Hubert's Giralda
575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: (973) 377-7094
Psychotherapist, Nancy Saxton-Lopex, LCSW, specializing in pet bereqvement. Co-leader of the Companion animal Loss Support Group at St. Hubert's Giralda in Madison, NJ for 25 years. Meets from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of the month.
Private counseling available at: 6 Prospect St., Ste. 3B, Midland Park, NJ 07432 and 37 Kings Rd., Ste. 204, Madison, NJ 07940. Call 201-638-7404.


CONTACT of Burlington County, NJ
(24 hour crisis helpline)
Address: P.O. Box 131, Moorestown, NJ 08057-0131
Phone (NJ Only): (800) 404-PETS
Phone (Outside NJ): (856) 234-4688
PetFriends provides free telephone support, information and referrals to anyone who is mourning or anticipating the loss of a pet. A licensed clinical social worker and a veterinarian train volunteers.

New Providence

Mind Body Health Center
: 1806 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974
Phone: (908) 464-1400 ext. 4
Contact: Jeanmarie Petrino, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC.
Jeanmarie Petrino is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Distance Credentialed Counselor in private practice in New Providence, NJ. She is available for individual, group, and family counseling for anyone experiencing the loss of a pet.

Toms River

Beth S. Kane, LCSW
Address: 1310 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (908) 910-9353.
Beth S. Kane, LCSW
Beth S. Kane, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience working in health care and has spent half that time in the mental health setting. The spectrum of her experience has included working with people with diverse backgrounds and belief systems. Starting her career working with individuals with chronic, severe medical illnesses, she went on to work in the hospice setting helping individuals and their families cope with the issues of grief and loss. Her vast experience has allowed her to develop a specialty for depression, anxiety, coping with chronic medical illness, and grief/loss. Beth has also experienced firsthand what it is like to provide loving care to a chronically ill pets as well as having to make the final decision to release them. She will offer you a warm, compassionate and accepting environment while you navigate through these very difficult times. Beth is also a member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement.

Upper Saddle River

Pet Loss Center of New Jersey
: 41 Pleasant Ave. Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458.
Phone: (201) 825-0730.
Contact: Dr. Joann Jarolman.
Joann Jarolman is a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey with a Ph.D. in social work. Her research revolves around comparing the grief process of children, adolescents and adults. The loss of a pet was the vehicle for this examination. She deals with children and adults in her practice and often deal with families experiencing the loss of a pet.

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