Pet Loss Counseling

pet loss counseling

Perhaps you feel silly.

Or shamed.

Or bizarre. Or weak.

Or maybe you just hurt.

Really, really bad.

Truth be told, grieving a pet is serious stuff.

The research on pet loss

In fact, research finds that pet loss can be even more intense than human death-grief.

Research also finds that pet loss is largely misunderstood and, worse yet, devalued...

And is actually relegated to the realm of disenfranchised grief.

Meaning, society, as a whole, often dismisses pet loss as something less than legitimate grief.

Yet, study…after study…after study…after study

Finds that unresolved pet loss can cause many issues, like:

♦ Fatigue, insomnia, unhealthy weight loss, joint pain
♦ Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (“broken heart syndrome”)
♦ Long-term anxiety, depression, and even anger issues
♦ Neuroticism
♦ Complicated grief
♦ Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

I understand your pet loss pain

I know for me, personally, pet loss is always a devastating endeavor.

I’ve lost a father. I’ve lost several cousins. I’ve lost a close friend. I’ve lost a lover. I’ve lost a mentor. I’ve lost all my grandparents, half a dozen aunts, and five uncles.

I’ve lost games. I’ve lost competitions. I’ve lost sporting titles.

I’ve lost money…heirlooms…keepsakes…

Hell, I’ve even lost my dignity on occasion.

Yet nothing has ever hurt like the loss of my beloved pups…

“Piggy” and Moose.


In fact, years and years ago—when I didn’t yet know what I now know as a grief therapist and narrative psychologist—I, literally, broke down from exhaustion following one of these losses.

And it was a looong road back to optimal health.


My salvation

However, after meeting a unique adviser & healer…

Someone I’m convinced Mother Universe placed before me not just to help me heal but to also propel me toward my life purpose…

I eventually found my way.

And in the process, I discovered certain truths about grief—

Truths that run contrary to popular notions and traditional counseling.

Startling truths.

Confounding truths.

Powerful truths.

Along with a warm and beautiful approach to recovery that included a variety of enchanting tactics…

Which rendered me, once again, whole and inspired.

With these truths and tactics in-hand…

I now help people just like you…

Heal and “complete” their pet loss.

My pet loss counseling services

Now, first off, I’m not cheap.

I don’t even pretend to be “a bargain.” If you’re looking for Wal-Mart pricing (and thus Wal-Mart quality), you can jump this page now.

(You can learn more about my pricing, as well as answers to other questions, here in my FAQ section.)

Furthermore, I don’t offer many weekly time slots.

I only see a few clients per week. All of them on package deals.


To ensure we both get the most out of the experience.

And assembly-line, penny-pinching therapy…

Does not grant that quality of care.


I do offer a full money-back guarantee on all my packages.

And, it doesn’t matter where in the world you live.

We can work together.


My pet loss counseling approach is discrete.

It’s respectful & non-blaming.

It’s client-centric.

What can we accomplish together?

Through a unique mix of narrative & expressive arts tactics, as well as memory reconsolidation exercises for any traumatic triggering, we—you and I—can heal your grief, in relatively short order.

Together, we can help you diminish…

♦ Anger
♦ Regret
♦ Shame
♦ Guilt
♦ Fear
♦ Loneliness
♦ Irritation

We can help you find…

♦ Clarity
♦ Acceptance
♦ Solace
♦ Normalcy

We can help you…

♦ Bridge the void
♦ Dissolve the power of trauma points (if any)
♦ Resolve the “conflict of grief”
♦ Get beyond the faulty myths
♦ And “complete” the pain of your loss

In fact, I so believe in the power of what you and I can accomplish together that I offer a full money-back guarantee to go along with those “healthy” fees.

Meaning, if you order my 5-Week Healing Package…

And at the end of our time together, you don’t feel you’ve experienced significant healing…

Just request a refund, and you shall receive.

What’s Included?

Each 5-Week Healing Package includes:

⇒ 45-minute session (X 5)
⇒ Detailed session notes (X 5)
⇒ Written exercise recap (X 5)
⇒ “Bridge” healing assignment (X 10)
⇒ Email, text, Telegram support

You receive all that in each “healing sequence,” for five weeks.

With a money-back guarantee to boot.

Anatomy of a Healing Sequence

An example (1 week, starting on, say, Monday):

♦ Monday: Face-to-face session
♦ Tuesday: You receive Detailed Session Notes
♦ Wednesday: Interactive Bridge Assignment #1
♦ Thursday: Interactive Bridge Assignment #2
♦ Friday: Written Exercise Recap

And…you have my phone number, email, and Telegram ID, in case of any urgent needs.

How can we work together?

So, how can you experience pet loss counseling with me?

Well, there are a number of options, actually.

Yet, since there’s a good chance you don’t reside in the KC area…

Let’s focus on my telehealth option.

Virtual Pet Loss Counseling Sessions

For anyone interested in working with me yet not located in the greater KC metro area, I offer virtual sessions; literally, you can be anywhere in the world and still partake in this option.

These sessions are carried out by way of TheraPlatform, a video chat service that requires no download. Instead, you simply click on an email link, and we’re face to face, in a virtual session room.

Here, we can also share session notes, exercise recaps, worksheets, infographics, research, video, and audio files.

What’s your investment?

For my 5-Week Healing Package, which comes with a money-back guarantee, your investment is:

♦ $975 for virtual sessions

(Note: I do not take insurance.)

How can you book with me?

To book a virtual Healing Package with me…

Click the calendar link that follows.

Book a Package ⇐

What’s at stake?

Pet loss is serious stuff. Research tells us as much.

In fact…

If you really want to know what you’re up against—

If you want truth instead of myth—

I urge you to read the following article:

7 Things You MUST Know About Grief

Needless to say, if you don’t “complete” that grief…

It can hinder your mental health going forward.

Yet, I guarantee that, together, we can heal your pet loss. 🙂

Start healing now

To book a virtual or in-office Healing Package with me…

Click the calendar link that follows.

Book a Package ⇐

Can’t make those times work?

If you don’t see a time slot suitable to your needs…

Or you’d like to book a house call package…

You can use the short form below to request a [different] time or day of the week, and I’ll see what I can do to accommodate you.

Until next time…

Nelson Pahl, Ph.D.

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