The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Pet Bereavement Counselors: Oregon Show locations


David C. Brillhart, Psy.D.

ACT II Psychology, Inc.
The Reed Opera House
189 Liberty Street NE, Suite 210A
Salem, Oregon 97301

Phone: (503) 400-7500
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I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with individuals, families, and groups from the therapeutic perspective of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My therapy is available for a wide range of psychological problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal relationship difficulties, and unresolved grief and loss for pets and for people too. At the very heart of ACT is acceptance, the guiding sentiment of the Serenity Prayer in focusing on change we can control; accepting and letting go of the things we cannot.

As a lifetime pet owner, I know the sting of death having lost my 17-year-old dog and cat within the space of six months. But through my grief and mindful acceptance of my loss through ACT, I discovered what really mattered to me—moving forward through the pet bereavement process to a values-driven life. I value helping others live a life put on “hold” by their personal and painful distress of their pet-companion’s death. I would be honored to help you do the same.