Personal Growth Thru Pet Loss & 7 Steps of Hope and Healing
Initial consultation is complimentary. Individual and group grief counseling via Telehealth live video and/or a software program which includes a membership site. Groups are typically $45. per session purchased as a package. Individual sessions $95-175. Packages are available to adjust fee schedule.
Specializing in Anticipatory grief, (grief that occurs on subtle and not so subtle levels while the pet is still alive, but the parting is foreseeable) and also planning the "lift up" when necessary, and healing the grief that follows. In addition to working with clients, Nancy knows first-hand the depth of the human/animal bond and the grief we experience when that bond is broken in the physical realm. She learned how devastating it can be when she faced the heartbreak of letting go of both her service dogs, Toaster, age 17 and Pink, age 14 within 9 months of each other.
Nancy developed a system of transformation challenges into triumphs called 7 Steps of Hope and Healing. Gifted at using her own experience to help you not just get through the grief, Nancy teaches you how to use this journey as a vehicle for personal growth and improving human relationships and future losses. This type of grief work, called Transformative Grief, leads us to the blessings, the gifts, the lessons, and the wisdom of the loss, and offers us the resilience to rise like a “phoenix from the ashes” and evolve emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
From the time there is a serious inkling of impending loss to the life defining moment when they are “lifted up” ("put down"/euthanasia) or your beloved pet crosses Rainbow Bridge on their own, there’s the heartbreaking experience of losing your pet and then the gut wrenching process of healing the grief the follows.
Nancy is gifted at using her own experience to help you not just get through the grief, but teaches you how to use this journey through grief as a vehicle for personal growth . This type of grief work, called Transformative Grief, leads us to the blessings, the gifts, the lessons, and the wisdom of the loss, and offers us the resilience to rise like a “phoenix from the ashes” and evolve emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Grief counseling has been one of the most fundamental parts of Nancy's clinical practice because grief is a universal life experience. No one goes through life without experiencing loss, starting with the birthing experience (whoops out of that womb safe womb and into the world!) and finally with the dying experience of letting go of your life and loved ones!
What’s a little bit different about grief counseling for pet owners compared to human grief is that pet grief is still not understood or valued as much as it needs to be. Getting past grief takes time and involves facing the stages of grief people typically experience. Often family members and friends do not really understand why someone would have so much grief over a "pet" and for as long as it often takes. Nancy will help you and your significant others understand this, making the grief experience even more valuable as it then improves human relationships as well.
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Pet Loss Grief Counseling
How do you help pet parents honor the lives of their pets and cope with difficult loss?
- Pet Burial
- Pet Loss Grief Counseling
- Pet Memorials
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
What licensing do you have?
- Business License
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
- under 20 lbs
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
- 24 hours notice required
Without pet parents, Petmasters wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)
Petmasters members receive 20% off their first session!
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
Global via Telehealth live video sessions or phone. Also facilitate groups on a private secure software program.
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
Masters in Social Work, Certified Life Coach and 40 years of practicing! Plus my own experience with Toaster and Pink
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
Animals have a great capacity for communication if you listen and teach them a vocabulary.
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
Animal Planet did a documentary on my story with Toaster and her whelping in which Pink was born! visit www.nancygordonglobal.com