Losing a family pet can take an emotional toll. Taking care of yourself after the loss of a family pet can allow you and your family to heal in a healthy way.
“The purpose of healthy grieving is to integrate the experience of a pet’s death into your life in a meaningful way,” says Dr. Lenka Glassman of Georgetown Psychology Associates, “There are many strategies that can be helpful when coping with the loss a beloved pet.” Below are some useful strategies that can help.
Lenka Glassman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist practicing at Georgetown Psychology Associates in Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC (Georgetown). She offers support services for individuals and families who have been impacted by the loss or chronic illness of their pet. Dr. Glassman received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta, GA. Following her graduate studies, Dr. Glassman completed her pre-doctoral internship at Temple University, Tuttleman Counseling Services in Philadelphia, PA, and post-doctoral training at Howard University, Counseling Services in Washington, DC.
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