Pet Bereavement Group (Free and open to all grieving the loss of a beloved pet)
The loss of a pet is a significant life event…one deserving of the proper time and attention to reach a healthy resolution of closure and acceptance. Missing your pet often results in feelings of intense loneliness and isolation.
Connecting with others who are experiencing the same feelings can have a profound impact on the healing process. Hearing the journey of others can allow you to put words around emotions that you had been struggling to adequately describe.
Support groups are an opportunity to help and be helped. Your story may unlock something for someone else that will help them heal…it’s part of the beauty of how your pet can continue to have an important impact in this life. Please come join us!
* Registration is required and space is limited.
Susan Perel, LCSW-R is a clinical social worker practicing in the Staten Island community since the 1990s. She graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Syracuse University. In addition to her private practice, Susan currently works as a consultant to a variety of medical and residential agencies. She has run many support groups on topics such as caregiver support, autism, and related disabilities, as well as bereavement groups. She is truly looking forward to working with and engaging this particular group.