Carolina Counseling Services - Confronting Emotional Grief after a Beloved Pet Passes Away
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- 1310 Raeford Rd Suite 2 Fayetteville, NC 28305
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PO BOX 9909 Fayetteville, NC 28311
Confronting Emotional Grief after a Beloved Pet Passes Away
Getting a pet seems like a very natural tendency for animal lovers. For some it comes with much thought, considering the enormous responsibilities and attention they need, not to mention the amount of pain it can give a pet owner with its passing away. Considering the physical and mental rewards it can bring into the pet owners’ lives, many still decide to get one.
The knowledge that it can eventually die is no consolation when the inevitable happens. For those who enjoyed a special bonding with their pets, the pet’s death can be a truly emotional, even traumatic event. If you or your family is going through this experience, it is normal to grieve.
If moving forward is proving to be tougher than you expected, your loss may have triggered some other issues you are not aware of that need to be resolved. Consider confronting them with the right therapist.
It’s Not Just a Dog or Cat
If you have a pet, you may have spent precious hours with it. It served as your loving companion and a sounding board when you are too stressed or frustrated. It made you laugh and taught you how to be caring and responsible. It loved you without any condition. If the pet filled your lives, especially if it is a guide pet to a family member with impairment or a companion in your solitude, it must have played a very special role in your life. Thus, losing one can be very heartbreaking.
Feeling the Grief
Grieving is a personal experience that all people feel, even for a beloved pet. Its passing away can bring a surge of a whole range of emotions – guilt, anger, denial, and sadness. Grieving can’t be forced; it may come fast or gradually, but sooner or later it will affect you less. But when moving on becomes too difficult for you or to any member of your family and it is hindering you in living a normal life, seek help. There is no shame in loving and grieving over a pet. Concealing or ignoring your grief will just make you feel worse.
Finding Sense in Your Loss
Your pet didn’t just come and pass away in vain. It had a life well-lived; continue remembering it and keeping a special place for your pet in your heart. That doesn’t mean, however, you’ll let grief take over your life. Be consoled by the knowledge that you are not alone in your misery. Other pet lovers have gone through the same sad experience, and have moved on to continue enjoying their lives. You can too. If you need help, call Carolina Counseling Services at Fayetteville, NC.
Carolina Counseling Services’ independently contracted counselors will not underestimate your grief over a beloved pet. A CCS counselor can help you find sense and meaning in your loss, and will help you discover and resolve other issues that may be associated with this loss. Don’t wait to seek help. Call today!
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28312, 28314