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GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING
It is Hope Vet's experience that individuals and families experience a wide range of feelings and concerns in relation to their pets. Hope Vet's counseling department offers support on a variety of issues. Common concerns include:
• New pet ownersGroup Counseling – Palliative Care and End of Life Support Group
Thursday Evenings 7.00-8.30pm
Facing the end of a beloved pet’s life is probably the most difficult aspect of living with a companion animal. They are the children that rarely outlive us. The experience of end-of-life care has been described as being one of the most intense experiences of an individual’s life. Myriad feelings arise, combined with pragmatic tasks that must be performed. Both feelings and tasks can be affected by environmental factors including people, other pets and external responsibilities and events.
Hope Vet’s support group aims to provide a supportive, informative and nurturing environment in which animal caregivers and those who have recently lost a pet can explore feelings and concerns and share experiences with one another. It is hoped that participants will enhance their coping strategies to enable them to make this time a more positive and rewarding experience. Some examples of topics that are often discussed during group sessions include: quality of life assessments for pets and their people, devotion to nursing care, support systems, insights and the ending. All that is expressed in the group is shared in strict confidence and will not be discussed with others outside of the group sessions.
Thursday Evenings 7-8:30pmThis is a drop in support group and is open to everyone, whether or not a client at Hope Vet. Attendees may call to let us know in advance that they are coming, but this is not required.
Juliet Sternberg, LMSW
Zoe Sasolo, LMSW
There is no fee for attendance. However, contributions to Infinite Hope cat rescue and social service programs are always welcome but are in no way mandatory.
Hope Veterinary Clinic, 390 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 MAP (718) 852-4219