Supporting you before, during, and after the loss of your beloved pet. Helping you find comfort and peace.
My connection and deep love for animals goes back as far as I can remember. Throughout the challenges in life, the one constant for me has been the companionship of a loving pet. Like you, my pets have been a life line to love and companionship. When my beloved pets died, or I had to make the decision to put them down, I had to battle back from the devastation and learn to live life without them.
I am here to support you on a journey I know all too well myself. Like me, you can move from the sorrow into a place of loving remembrance, where you embrace the goodness that your pet brought into your life without the constant feelings of sorrow, guilt or regret.
Jane Tucker, MA, ALSP: In 1999 I became a Certified Bereavement Counselor after the devastating loss of my Dad. Since 1997 I have been a member of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. At Agape, I studied under Reverend Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith and became a Licensed Practitioner in 2000. In 1999 I graduated from the University of Santa Monica (USM) with a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology. I returned to USM in 2010 to earn a certificate in Consciousness, Health and Healing. And in 2009, after the sudden loss of my sister Nancy, the death of my Mom, and the ending of a ten year relationship with the father of my son, I decided to further my studies and became certified in the Grief Recovery Method©.
So why focus specifically on Pet Loss? Good question. Up until now the focus of my Bereavement support work has been on the loss of a human loved one. A year ago our beloved parakeet Tweety Bird died very suddenly. My son and I were devastated. Like most folks who lose a pet, I was totally taken by surprise by how upset I was that this tiny little creature had died and that I was so devastated by the loss. Upon doing some research, I realized that the area of pet loss is an underserved area in grief recovery. And, given my lifelong love of animals I knew that I could understand and support people as they experience the loss of their pet. Hence, Healing Heart Pet Loss was founded!