Sunnyside Pet Healthcare Center

47-04 Greenpoint Ave
Sunnyside, NY 11104


Pet loss & Bereavement Counseling

Pets are real friends. Their loss causes real grief. It may come as a surprise that you feel so deeply about your pet. You may have been aware, but not mindful, of the many wonderful gifts your pet brought to your life.

One important difference between pet loss and human loss is that pet loss is often not appreciated. Friends and family may ask "What's the big deal? It's just a pet!?" There is also the assumption by many that pet loss should not hurt as much as human loss, because humans are supposedly more important than pets.

Pet loss & Bereavement CounselingCreating a non-judgmental place where you can express your deepest feelings.
  • Helping you cope with and work through the difficult and, at times, intense feelings of shock, anger, guilt, sadness, and depression that often come when beloved pets become ill and/or die.
  • Working with you around any issues of unresolved grief from your past that may surface when your pet dies.
  • Helping guide you through to the other side of your loss, where you will once again be able to think of your companion and the special relationship you shared with contentment and joy.


Guglielma Gareri-Goldenberg, LCSW

Guglielma Gareri-Goldenberg, LCSW,

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State and I received my Master in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work.

I help people experience a greater sense of connection and belonging in their lives.  I am trained as a psychoanalyst and love working with clients who want to develop a deeper understanding of themselves. I believe that knowing how the pieces of your story fit together leads to substantial changes and provides lasting symptom relief.

Training & Certifications

  • Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, New York City, Graduate of the Psychoanalytical Training Program and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • The Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, New York City, Certificate in Trauma Studies

More About Me: My Website

Counseling Options Include:                

Phone Consultation:
At your request, Guglielma Gareri-Goldenberg can contact you for a brief phone consultation without charge. She is available to discuss any thoughts, feelings or questions you may have about your or a family member?s grief during this difficult time.

Private counseling:
This service is available at a cost to be determined individually by Ms. Gareri-Goldenberg. Meetings are available at her office, or at The Sunnyside Pet HealthCare Center or, in certain cases, at clients' homes. You may ask your veterinarian or the staff about this, or you can contact Guglielma Gareri-Goldenberg directly by phone


Phone:  (917) 544-1131

47-04 Greenpoint Avenue

Sunnyside, New York 11104