Pet Loss Counseling 2018-04-13T16:17:25+00:00

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

-Anatole France

Pet Loss Counseling
In person, via Skype or by phone

Individual or Family Counseling

I offer individual and family counseling in person, via Skype or by phone. I will listen and help guide you through the grieving process with understanding and compassion. I begin each supportive pet loss and grief session by lighting a candle for your beloved pet. I encourage you to share pictures with me. You don’t have to go through the loss of a beloved pet alone. I am there for you.

Euthanasia Counseling

I offer euthanasia counseling as an adjunct to your vet’s recommendation, and am available in person, via phone or via Skype. Often these are last minute decisions that cause so much anguish if not thought out carefully. I can help you in your time of need with this heart wrenching decision by assisting you to realize what is best for your beloved pet, and you and your family. I can also offer suggestions for that beautiful last moment with your beloved pet that may help you and your pet go through this last moment of love together.

Groups and Lectures

The death of a pet can cause sadness, anger and guilt. A Pet Loss Support Group is a comforting place to share experiences and feelings in a supportive and compassionate environment. Patricia offers groups at various locations in New York City and the Hudson Valley. The group is free to the public and all are welcome. I offer lectures on pet loss and grief counseling to veterinarians and staff, as well as schools of veterinarian medicine. Please contact me to set up a lecture.

Pet Loss Counseling Fees

 I offer sessions on a sliding scale. No one is turned away due to lack of finances. I believe in giving back therefore 10% of all earnings are donated to animal rescues. 

Patricia Lee Rode, MA
Pet Loss Bereavement Counselor

Patricia and Sonny

Patricia and Sonny

Patricia Lee Rode became a Pet Loss and Grief Counselor after the sudden passing away of her German Shepherd, Sonny. This experience led her to want to help others go through the process of the loss of a beloved pet. Patricia provides counseling with compassion, expertise and knowledge of the grieving process. She knows the bond between ourselves and our beloved pets is profound, and when we lose this companionship, it can be devastating. Patricia will be able to help guide you through the grieving process with love and understanding.

Patricia is also a speech language pathologist helping families with communication skills for their children and loved ones for twenty years. She is a professional holding a BA in art and psychology, and an MA in Communication Disorders from NYU.

She is certified by the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement.

Contact Patricia

My home office is in the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York. I also have an office in New York City. I am able to see clients by appointment and provide counseling in person here in New York. I also help people all over the country via phone or Skype. Please send a message by filling out the form below, and I will get back to you shortly. Alternatively, you can also call me at 646-729-6633. I look forward to meeting you and helping you during this difficult time.