16 Jan 2018
New York pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

New York pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Pets are our companions, friends, confidants, and more. Having to go through the loss of a pet that has been a major part your life for years is hard. Thankfully, we’ve found lots of support groups and therapists in New York who can help you through this difficult time.


If you’re interested in speaking to someone on the phone, try one of the national numbers on our pet grief hotline resources page.


New York Pet Grief Therapist(s) 

Bill Solz, CSW, CASAC

710A Prospect Place

Bellmore New York 11710 

Phone: 516 783-8358


Wallace Sife, PhD

1420 Ocean Parkway, Apt. 4J

Brooklyn New York 11230 

Phone: 718-339-3592 

Email: Sife@aol.com 



Susan Lee Bady, MSW, BCD

133 Eighth Avenue Apt 2B

Brooklyn New York 11215 

Phone: 718-638-8113


Kathleen Leone, MS, RN, NP

236 Carroll Street

Brooklyn New York 11231 

Phone: 718-875-7877


Roberta Paley, MA, CSW

Brooklyn New York 

Phone: 212-386-2295


William Solz

356 Veterans Highway 

Commack New York 11725 

Phone: 516-390-3503 

Email: StressSolutionsLi@gmail.com 

Website: http://www.stresssolutionsoflongisland.com/


Harriet J. Kalet

25 Patricia Drive 

Commack New York 

Phone: 631-499-0476 

Email: hjkrcsw@netscape.net 

Website: www.therapist4u.com


Sonia Wagner, CSW

Floral Park New York 11002 

Phone: 718-831-0035


Donna A. Cooke

Garden City New York 11599 

Phone: 516-724-1278


Marni Cohen, MS

20 Wellington Street

Greenvale New York 11548 

Phone: 631-521-3621


William Solz

65 E John Street

Hicksville  New York 11801 

Phone: 516-390-3503 

Email: StressSolutionsLi@gmail.com 

Website: http://www.stresssolutionsoflongisland.com/


Joanne T. Romanelli, MSW, CSW

43 Berkshire Road

Holbrook New York 11741 

Phone: 631-472-2224


Marian Levine McClellan, LCSW

Kingston New York 12401 

Phone: 845-679-4877


Mary-Hale Andres, BA

Asbury Road

Lansing New York 14882 

Phone: 607-257-2213


Medea Dawn Berkman MS

Massapequa New York 11758 

Phone: 516-785-6416


Andrea Gibbs, CSW

Mount Vernon New York 10550 

Phone: 914-664-1119


William Solz

1250 Broadway, 36th Floor

New York New York 10001 

Phone: 516-390-3503 

Email: StressSolutionsLi@gmail.com 

Website: http://www.stresssolutionsoflongisland.com/


Bide-A-Wee Foundation

410 East 38th Street

New York New York 10016 

Phone: 212-532-4986


Carole E. Fudin, PhD, LCSW, BCDCSW

145 E. 15th Street Suite 1F

New York New York 10003 

Phone: 212-473-0932


Caryn Goldberg, PhD, MS

10 East End Avenue #1K

New York New York 10021 

Phone: 212-535-9815


Institute for Behavior Therapy

The Pet Bereavement Center, 104 E 40th Street - Suite 206

New York New York 10016 

Phone: 212-692-9288


Liz Margolies, CSW

9 Patchin Place

New York New York 10011 

Phone: 212-675-2633


Elizabeth J. Hoffman, MSEd, LCSW

18 East 16th Street Suite 503

New York New York 10003 

Phone: 212-352-8200


Naomi Taicher, CSW

498 West End Avenue, Ste. 1D

New York New York 10024 

Phone: 212-787-1932


Victoria Wurman, CSW

337 Bleecker Street

New York New York 10014 

Phone: 212-929-8927


Jennifer Breslow

156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 508 

New York New York 10010 

Phone: 646-481-5228 

Email: ArtPsychotherapyNYC@gmail.com 

Website: www.ArtPsychotherapyNYC.com


Agneta Persson Hauser

40 West 13th Street 

New York New York 10011 

Phone: 212-724-4227 

Email: Petlosscounseling@aol.com


April Lang

80 N. Moore Street, #16E

New York New York 10013 

Phone: 212-577-1357 

Email: Moser58@verizon.net 

Website: www.AprilLang.com


Rachel Karnovsky, PsyD

96 5th Avenue Suite 1A

New York New York 10011 

Phone: 917-648-0872

Email: Rachel.Karnovsky@gmail.com

Website: https://rachelkarnovskypsyd.com


Laurie Leonard

410 West 24th Street #2F 

New York New York 10011 

Phone: 917-696-2307 

Email: info@HelpWithPetLoss.com 

Website: www.HelpWithPetLoss.com


Real Talk Therapy

49 West 24th Street

New York New York 10010 

Phone: 646-770-0535

Website: http://realtalktherapynyc.com/petloss


Janet Zimmerman

Old Bethpage New York 11804 

Phone: 631-643-6205 

Email: support@lipetloss.com 

Website: www.LIPetLoss.com 

Notes: Facebook: lipetloss


Victoria Buskirk Macia

2038 New Hackensack Road

Poughkeepsie New York 12603 

Phone: 845-462-0439, extension 3 

Email: Vmacia@mindspring.com


Jeanne D'Errico 

Monroe Veterinary Associates

Irondequoit Animal Hospital

2150 Hudson Avenue

Rochester New York 

Phone: 585-266-8020 

Email: irononlinerx@gmail.com


Russell Hollier

Slaterville Springs New York 14881 

Phone: 607-539-6593 

Email: RHollier@twcny.rr.com 

Website: http://www.russhollierdogtraining.com/


Barbara Meyers, CGT

Holistic Consulting Centre, 29 Lyman Avenue

Staten Island New York 10305 

Phone: 718-720-5548


Louis A. Marcellino, LCSW

3 William Avenue

Staten Island New York 10308 

Phone: 718-227-7811


Amie Mizzi

West Hempstead New York 

Phone: 917-359-8395 

Email: NewDayC@gmail.com


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New York Pet Loss Support Group(s) 

Capitol Region Pet Loss Network 

Albany New York 

Meeting day(s): monthly

Contact person: Jill Iversen

Contact phone: 518-448-LOSS


Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Great Rochester

The Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Road

Fairport New York 14450 

Meeting day(s): one Saturday each month

Meeting time(s): 1:00-2:30 pm

Contact person: Alice Calabrese, CAWA, President and TEO 

Contact phone: 585-295-5323



Website: www.lollypop.org


Pet Loss Support Group

Fayetteville Library 300 Orchard Street

Fayetteville New York 13066 

Fee(s): Free

Contact phone: 315-445-8170 


Chautauqua County Humane Society

Prendergast Library 509 Cherry Street

Jamestown New York 14701 

Fee(s): Free

Meeting day(s): every first Tuesday of each month

Contact person: Roberta Thompson

Contact phone: 716-664-1080


Animal Bereavement Support Group 

Pet Wellness Center 

77 Worth Street, 2nd floor between Church and Broadway

New York New York 10013 

Fee(s): $25

Meeting day(s): once per month on a Friday

Meeting time(s): 6:00-7:20 pm

Contact person: April Lang, LCSW 

Contact phone: 212-577-1357 

Contact email: AprilLang23@gmail.com 

Website: www.AprilLang.com

Notes: Contact for exact dates. Cash payment only.


Animal Medical Center 

510 East 62nd Street

New York New York 10065 

Fee(s): Free

Meeting day(s): every other Thursday

Meeting time(s): 6:15-8:15pm

Contact phone: 212-838-8100

Contact email: info@amcny.org

Website: http://www.amcny.org/petlosssupportgroup

Notes: While we attempt to meet every other Thursday, the schedule sometimes changes, so please consult this list or call 212.838.8100 or email us to confirm. 


The Empty Leash Pet-Loss Support Group/ Buffalo New York

3816 Abbott Road 

Orchard Park New York 14127 

Meeting day(s): every first and third Thursday of the month

Meeting time(s): 6:00-7:30 pm

Contact person: Kym

Contact phone: 716-714-5785 

Contact email: TheEmptyLeash@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.emptyleash.com.

Notes: Must register before attending first meeting.


Paw To Heart 

Plainview Library, 999 Old Country Road

Plainview New York 11803 

Meeting day(s): last Monday of every month

Contact person: Medea Berkma

Contact phone: 516-785-6416


Animal Specialty Center Pet Loss Support Group

9 Odell Plaza

Yonkers New York 10701 

Meeting day(s): every first and third Thursdays of each month

Meeting time(s): 7:00-8:30 pm

Contact phone: 914-457-4000

Notes: For further information about attending ASC PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP sessions, please contact ASC.


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New York Pet Loss Support Hotline(s)

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) National Pet Loss Hotline 

New York 

Website: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-loss/ 

Local hotline: 877-GRIEF-10

Toll-free hotline: 800-946-4646

Availability: 24 hours a day

Notes: You can also e-mail questions to Dr. Stephanie LaFarge at http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/ask-the-expert/ask-the-expert-pet-loss/


Capitol Region Pet Loss Network 

Albany New York 

Local hotline: 518-448-5677


Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline

Ithaca New York 

Website: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/org/petloss/ 

Local hotline: 607-253-3932

Availability: T, Th 6:00-9:00 pm ET

Notes: Messages will be returned.


Animal Medical Center

New York 

Local hotline: 212-838-8100


Bide-A-Wee Foundation 

New York 

Local hotline: 212-532-6395



If you’re in the know about additional pet loss support hotlines in New York, we want to know. Please send the info through our Facebook page so that others can find them too.


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