Pet bereavement support
Have you lost a pet or are anticipating a loss? In these monthly sessions, you may convene with others who are experiencing the same sense of loss in a discussion group led by Dr. Mary Knipmeyer. During the sessions, participants can discuss their own particular loss, and hear from others about their experiences, which can be very beneficial in working through or preparing for the grief of loss.
Dr. Knipmeyer will share ideas for learning to cope with the loss of the pet and what to expect as time goes by, and she can assist with the question of whether to get another pet, and when.
This is not a therapy group per se, but is rather, focused on self help. If you believe you could benefit from individual therapy, Dr. Knipmeyer can recommend local professionals who help with pet loss as part of their practice.
Pet bereavement seminars are held at MCHS the first Saturday of every month. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.
Please call (240) 252-2555 to reserve a spot in an upcoming session.