Pet owners are often surprised by their grief over the loss of a pet. You may not expect to feel such intense emotions or know how to deal with the pain. Grief is a normal and natural part of the bereavement process. The support of the group led by an experienced facilitator may help you move through the grief process and begin to feel better.
Our Pet Loss Support Group offers support, and an understanding of the bereavement process. It affords one the opportunity to share the myriad of emotions surrounding the loss or anticipated loss of your pet with other similarly impacted people in a safe environment.
Monthly sessions generally last about an hour and participants are welcome to attend on an as needed basis.
Lori Verderosa, MA, LCDP, the facilitator, is a psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in issues of trauma and loss. The Potter League’s innovative pet loss support group was one of the first of its kind in the nation. Lori has over 30 years of clinical experience and 20 years of work in the pet bereavement field.
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“At the Potter League Support Group, we all shared our great sense of loss and I know we truly helped one another in a very special way. Talking about loss is therapeutic and I’m convinced I would have been worse off without the group.” – Ed S.