Carolina Counseling Services - “The Last Straw”: The Tragedy of Losing a Pet
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- 1310 Raeford Rd Suite 2 Fayetteville, NC 28305
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“The Last Straw”: The Tragedy of Losing a Pet
As a pet owner, you are faced with the undeniable fact that your companion has shorter lifespan than yours. At some point in time, you may have to face the death of your friend and companion. It can be a traumatic and devastating experience, and it is just normal to grieve. However, not everyone will grieve in the same way.
Saying a Heartbreaking Goodbye
There can be intense pain that accompanies the loss of a pet that provided you with unconditional love and loyalty. Although you may find it hard to live with their absence, you can eventually come to terms with the fact that your pet is no longer there to feed, cuddle, and play with. If you deeply mourn the pet’s passing for more than a few weeks or months and find it extremely difficult to say goodbye, you may be experiencing complicated grief. Losing a much-loved pet can feel as if it is “the last straw” if you’ve been through a series of unpleasant events.
The grieving process for a pet does not differ much with the loss of a human loved one, especially if your companion had been an integral part of your life. Certain aspects of losing a pet are different, possibly causing it to be more difficult for you to manage the impact of the loss. As you grieve, you may be reminded of the many special things about your pet and the emotions they elicited from you. Without the right support and resources as you grieve, you may feel as if your grief is becoming too overwhelming or unmanageable.
Moving Forward After Your Loss
While the grief you experience after the loss of a pet can be similar to losing a human family member or friend, you may not receive the same understanding and comfort for your sorrow. Not everyone can fully grasp your experience and regard your grief as inappropriately as you may wish. You may feel as if you have to grieve alone, become withdrawn, and/or feel depressed.
Moving forward after the death of a beloved pet may never be easy. Though, this does not mean that you can’t find a path through your grief. Help is available for pet owners like you to enable you to realize you’re not alone and that what you feel is normal.
Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC is here for you, offering therapeutic support for grieving pet owners. Licensed, independently contracted therapists will help you to be kind to yourself as you’ve been kind to your pet. Calling CCS to request an appointment could be the start of moving forward after your loss. Call today and begin to remember your cherished pet with more smiles than tears.
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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