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Animal Grief Counseling

Learn the skills you need to overcome the grief of losing a cherished pet. Animal grief counseling is an excellent way to learn how to manage your relationship with loss.

Human-animal bonds play a significant role in the happiness of many people. We rely on our pets for emotional support, company, and fun. Unfortunately, these animals do not share the same life expectancy as humans.

There is no shame in feeling grief over the death of a loved pet. At Grief Counseling San Diego, we help pet owners overcome pain with practical and holistic therapy.

Book an appointment with Grief Counseling San Diego today.

What Is Animal Grief Counseling?

Animal grief counseling includes various therapeutic strategies that help manage your emotions. Losing a pet can cause the same symptoms of grief you may experience with the death of a family member, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Guilt


These emotions are natural, but you can ease them with the proper support. Grief Counseling San Diego therapists have experience treating pet owners’ mental health after an unfortunate loss. We focus on holistic healing that encourages active lifestyle habits and mindfulness.

We can help you overcome the struggle of losing your pet so you can return to enjoying life. Our strategies aim to help you feel comfortable accepting new animal companions without guilt. This way, you can create new memories to cherish in the future.

The Importance of Pet Loss Therapy

People often feel shame or embarrassment when seeking help for their animal grief. However, these services are entirely normal and encouraged by professional healthcare specialists.

Grief does not discriminate; its effects impact relationships, work life, and personal health.

We have therapists in San Diego, CA, who specialize in animal grief counseling, so you can be confident about your treatment. We offer several practical resources and skills to help overcome stress and manage your emotions for the future.

Our counselors take time to know you and your situation to ensure you receive comprehensive care. Proactive scheduling allows you to enjoy as many sessions as you need to heal while working around your schedule. We often recommend pet loss support groups where you can share your experiences with others in similar situations.

Scheduling Your Appointment in San Diego, CA

If you are ready to schedule animal grief counseling in San Diego, CA, we can arrange a convenient consultation. Don’t let work keep you from getting the support you need. Our flexible booking options help you access our services without hassle.

We will ask for basic information, like your medical history, to pair you with the right counselor. If these services don’t suit your needs, we can guide you toward the right solution. Our experts help manage other forms of grief, such as:

  • Parental loss
  • Couples grief
  • Complicated grief
  • Anticipatory grief
  • Delayed grief


Our office welcomes everyone, regardless of age or background.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about animal grief:

Animal Grief

Getting over the loss of a pet can be just as challenging as grieving the loss of other family members. It is not easy to manage these emotions without support. Getting professional help allows you to utilize resources in a judgment-free space to learn how to manage your grief.

For many households, a pet is an equally important member of the family. Some of your favorite memories may involve your pet. That is why losing an animal can be so painful.

We understand that dogs, cats, and other animals bring value to your life. Our therapists help you find peace with loss, so you can get back to doing the things you love.

Like any loss, you may feel significant pain when losing a companion animal. However, being able to reduce and control these powerful emotions takes practice. Contact us if your distress over losing a pet lasts more than several months.

We help you cope with your grief and reconnect with happiness. You do not need to suffer; our counselors dedicate themselves to your health.

We offer both one-on-one and group grief therapy sessions. Contact us if you have questions about which format is right for you.

Schedule animal grief counseling with Grief Counseling San Diego by clicking the button below.

Our Other Grief Counseling Services

Bereavement Counseling

Overcoming grief is not easy. Many struggle to overcome the pain of losing a loved one, which can significantly impact your relationships and work.

Bereavement counseling is an excellent way to ground yourself and reconnect with happiness.

Our therapists work at your pace for the best results.

Complicated Grief Counseling

If you feel you are struggling to move past the stages of grief over time, reach out to our office.

Complicated grief affects nearly a quarter of those who experience loss. Our counselors will identify problematic symptoms and help you find effective coping strategies.

We provide comprehensive therapy options, like mindfulness and behavioral therapy. Our complicated grief counseling can help you find the strength to move on.

Couples Grief Counseling

Shared feelings of loss can shake the foundation of any relationship. If you have concerns that grief negatively impacts you and your partner, try couples grief counseling.

Our therapists implement practical solutions, reinforcing communication and empathy in your relationship. It is frightening to feel like another loved one may leave when you are grieving.

You can feel confident with our services, knowing you have relationship support during these challenging times.

Grief In The Workplace

Loss affects many facets of life, including work. If you struggle to manage emotions, you may fail to meet expectations on the job.

These workspaces may not be the best environment to find support for your grief.

We offer counseling services for those who struggle with grief in the workplace. Utilize our resources to get back on track with your routine.

Our counselors will support you regardless of your background or industry.

Dealing With Loss

Losing a loved one can be a devastating life event that impacts your happiness and relationships.

Grief is a natural response to loss; however, some experience worse pain than others.

Different types of loss may cause symptoms like Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Fatigue, Anger, Insecurity, and Loss of appetite.

At Grief Counseling San Diego, we can help you understand the common types of grief and how to overcome them.

Animal Grief Counseling

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Grief Support Group Pricing

6 Week Program ~ Small Groups ~ Six 90-Minute Sessions

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Pay A $695 One-Time Fee Today

Pay $395 Today, $200 In Week 3, & $100 In Week 6

Grief Support 1-on-1 Pricing

8 Week Program ~ Eight Sessions

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Pay A $1400 One-Time Fee Today

Pay $1000 Today & $400 In Week 3

Pay $500 Today, $500 In Week 3, & $400 In Week 6

Grief Support Group Pricing

8 Week Program ~ Small Groups ~ Eight 90-Minute Sessions

Choose a payment plan that works for you.

Pay A $795 One-Time Fee Today

Pay $395 Today, $200 In Week 3, & $200 In Week 6