Pet Loss Counseling and Support Services in Texas
Phoenix Thriving, PLLC
Nicole Vykoukal has a Masters of Science in Social Work and a B.A. in Psychology. She is a therapist, passionate animal advocate, registered yoga teacher and the founder of Austin Doga: Yoga with your best friend. She provides individual and group psychotherapy services to clients experiencing grief and loss. Nicole recognizes the amazing and unique bond between people and their companion animals.
SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas offers an innovative and dynamic program designed to help those who are grieving the loss of a beloved companion animal. Established and conducted by Dr. Diane Pomerance, certified Grief Recovery Specialist and SPCA volunteer, the SPCA’s Pet Grief Counseling program offers comfort, guidance and support as well as tools that can help facilitate grief recovery. The Pet Grief Counseling Support group meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in Dallas.
Pet Bereavement Counseling Services
Lynn Davidson, M.Ed. L.P.C., founder of Pet Bereavement Counseling Services, has been in private practice since 1986 offering comfort and support to individuals, families and groups whose lives have been altered due the death of a pet. Lynn works with veterinarians, humane organizations and animal control facilities throughout the country providing consultations, workshops and educational seminars.
Pet Grief Therapy
Sinead Lancaster is a licensed psychotherapist with extensive training and experience in grief counseling. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Wanda Eckersley MS, LPC, NCC
S.A.P.P.Y. Pet Loss/Grief Support Group of San Antonio
The group helps comfort other pet owners experiencing the loss of their beloved pet. The group is led by an experienced facilitator, Julie Wiley, who has earned a BA in Communications/Psychology and has served as a pet loss/grief facilitator for 2 years and a small group counselor for 5 consecutive summers. The group also plays host to a unique Annual Christmas Pet Candlelight and Remembrance Gathering in December. The event offers beautiful music, a sea of candlelight and poems, prayers and a special devotional in honor of our precious pets. Everyone is encouraged to bring a photo of their beloved pet which is displayed on an altar, surrounded by flowers and candles.