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Pet Loss Counseling and Support Services in Pennsylvania
Individual and Family Pet Loss Bereavement Counseling
: Center for Pet Loss Counseling and Education. P.O. Box 357, Chadds Ford, PA 19317Phone
: (610) 399-3168Fax
: (610) 399-3168Contact
: Linda M. Peterson, L.S.W
Linda Peterson, a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist offers counseling services for individuals, children and families who are grieving the deal of a pet or making a euthanasia decision. Linda offers consultation and training for professionals and runs support groups. Linda's new book, Surviving the Heartbreak of Choosing Death for Your Pet is helping people deal with their feelings about pet euthanasia.
Jeanne F. Wordley, VMD, MSW
: 402 W. Third St., Media, PA 19063Phone
: (610) 566-9019.
Jeanne Wordley has been a veterinarian for 25 years. She recently obtained her Masters of Social Work degree so she could provide more in-depth service. Her clinical experience in the social work field has been with PTSD Veterans, physically challenged seniors and adult substance abusers. She hopes to eventually develop a program to use the human-companion animal bond to facilitate working with more difficult problems.
Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline
Address: Ryan Hospital 3900 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PennVetGriefSupportAndSocialServices
The Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline is supervised by Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital’s grief counselor, Michele Pich, M.A., M.S. Hotline calls are managed by veterinary students at University of Pennsylvania. Veterinary students, after undergoing a sequence of training sessions with Michele, answer the incoming calls of pet owners who are feeling upset or confused due to loss or illness of a pet. All calls are confidential and provide a non-judgmental outlet to express grief or ask questions. Callers are free to talk as much or as little as they feel comfortable. Our current hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 PM. Voicemails can be left on the hotline at anytime, and all calls will be returned during hours of operation.
Additionally, we offer a Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Group on the first Tuesday of most months from 7-9 pm as well as Cleo's Caregivers Group (for current caretakers of ill or aging pets) on the third Tuesday of most months from 12-2 pm.
Red Lion / York Area
Elizabeth Revell, PHD
Address: Patton Veterinary Hospital, 425 E. Broadway, Red Lion, PA 17356
Phone: (717) 246-3611
The Patton Veterinary Hospital has recognized the need for there to be a support group for those mourning the loss of their loved pets. The Pet Loss Support Group is held approximately every other month by Dr. Revell. To register please call (717) 246-3611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This offers a time for pet owners to share their stories and work through the healing process of their loss.
Erin L. Jameson, MSSW, LCSW
: 1220 Valley Forge Road, P.O. Box 987, #18, Valley Forge, PA 19482Phone
: (610) 933-6212.Email
Ms. Jameson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist in private practice. She received her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and has extensive training in grief, depression and anxiety. As a long time lover of animals, Ms. Jameson understands the unique and powerful connection between humans and animals.