The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Pet Bereavement Counselors: Ohio Show locations

Akron/Canton & surrounding areas

Brenda Brown, MA, FT

Phone: 330-415-8879

Help is now available in the Akron/Canton area for pet parents grieving the loss of their precious furbaby(s). It is so important not to walk the grief road alone.

Brenda is trained in grief support and is ready to offer her compassion and expertise either one-on-one in person or on the phone.

Individual sessions can be scheduled at your convenience at either of these sites:
1-Family Care Counseling Center 1303 W. Maple St. NW, N. Canton, Ohio 44720 or
2-Hummel’s on 3475 Copley Rd. Akron, Ohio 44321.

Grief is so painful whether our loss is a beloved human or pet. The closer our relationship, the deeper the grief. Brenda is trained and comfortable with offering pet loss support to adults, teens and children. Her highest priority is to offer persons of all ages support and hope during the painful grief journey towards healing.


Stephanie Wallace

3165 Reese Road NW
Dover, Ohio 44622

Phone: (330) 343-8881

I am a Certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Counselor, trained through the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. While working as a hospital manager for a veterinary hospital, I have experienced many people suffering through heartache and grief after losing a pet. I know first hand the devastating effects that are endured following the death of a beloved companion and am dedicated to helping others. Compassionate support will be provided to assist each pet owner through their process of healing. Individual counseling in person or by phone is available.


Marsha Michaels, M.A. LPCC

Medina, Ohio

Phone: (330) 289-2867

I have been a clinical counselor for 16 years and am experienced in working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic and terminal illness and grief and loss issues.

In addition to working with clients in my private practice, I have provided pet bereavement support groups through our local humane society and given numerous educational presentations addressing the difficult decision-making process of euthanasia and coping with the loss of a pet.

I use an integrated approach to counseling, recognizing that the grief process is unique for each person. I focus on providing support while exploring the emotional and possible spiritual relationships between people and their pets and incorporate this into the healing process. I work with children, adolescents and adults.


Susan Carter, M.Ed. LPCC, LSW

Toledo, Ohio

Phone: (419) 290-8237

I have been a Social Worker and Counselor for more than 20 years working with people living with serious, chronic, or terminal illness and their and families. I work at a large hospital and have experience facilitating support groups and working with grief, end of life and loss issues, depression, and anxiety.

I am working with Canine Karma, where we offer a monthly pet bereavement support group and individual counseling by phone or in person at no cost. From a life time of loving animals, I understand the importance of compassionate listening, support and understanding when dealing with the loss of our animal family members.