WHEN YOU LOSE A PET, YOU LOSE A PART OF YOURSELF
Pets are more than just animals. They can be a best friend, family member and a lifelong companion. Losing your pet can be devastating.
We’re here to help.
THERE ARE VERY REAL REASONS WHY THE LOSS OF A PET CAN BE SO HARD:
- Your pet might be the only one in your life who loved you unconditionally.
- Much of your life and daily routine included caring and bonding with your pet.
- Your pet may have been in your life for a decade or longer.
- Your pet has been with you through many of life’s good and not-so-good changes.
- Animals are intuitive creatures, and your pet knew how to comfort you in ways nobody else could.
If you’re struggling with the loss of a furry member of your family, support can help ease the pain.
Grief is a journey to be experienced – it is not something that you can speed up or will to go away. It is the time you need to honor the memory of something you love and heal your heart from the pain of the loss. Not only is it okay to grieve the loss of a pet, it’s a normal and natural reaction.
You don’t have to go through this alone – therapy can help you grieve and honor the memory of your pet.
FIND THE SPACE TO GRIEVE YOUR LOSS.
The therapists at Lincoln Park Therapy Group are equipped to help you deal with your grief in a caring and gentle way. We help you find rituals to honor your pet, explore any feelings associated with the loss, and develop strategies to help ease the pain of the loss. We recognize that the loss of a pet is significant and that it impacts all aspects of your life, and we’re here to hold space for you as you adjust to what this new reality looks and feels like.
What does support look like for grief?
At Lincoln Park Therapy Group, we use a gentle approach to our grief counseling. We offer you a safe space to learn about the grieving process and understand how it’s impacting your experience of this significant loss.
HOW DO I KNOW I NEED THERAPY?
- Feeling like you will never get over the loss of your pet.
- Having a difficult time talking about your pet to other people.
- Diminishing your feelings or sadness or numbing out to avoid your emotions.
- Crying frequently and not being able to focus or concentrate at work or school (for more than a month after the loss).
Grief is a natural and normal part of the human experience, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you want support after the loss of your pet, set up time to come in and talk with one of our therapists.
We’d love to meet you.