The death of a pet can cause sadness, anger and guilt. The AMC's Pet Loss Support Group is a comforting place to share experiences and feelings in a supportive and compassionate environment.
Ari Rosner, LCSW, leads The AMC's Pet Loss Support Group. She holds meetings every other Tuesday from 6:15-8:15pm in the 5th floor conference room of The Animal Medical Center (temporarily, this group will meet in the 7th floor conference room). Please note: While we attempt to meet every other Tuesday, the schedule sometimes changes, so please consult this list or call The AMC to confirm. These meetings are free and open to the public.
2014 Meeting Dates:
Additional dates will be added
Group Sessions: Below is a list of additional group support resources in and around New York City.
Online Support: Below is a list of online support resources that many group members have found helpful.
Individual Counseling: If you are seeking individual counseling, below is a list of recommended counselors.
Questions/Concerns: If you have any questions about the group or any of the resources above, or if you have recommendations of other resources that have been helpful for you, please contact Ari Rosner.
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