Bonnie Goodman

Bonnie has over 30 years of personal and career counseling experience with children, teens, and adults. Her credentials include a MA in Education and Counseling; Certified as a Thanatologist, ADEC (CT); Certificate in Grief and Loss from UC Berkeley; Certificate of Completion, Assoc. of Pet Loss and Bereavement Training Program (APLB); and Certificate of Completion: Kara's Grief and Loss Training Program. Her journey into the Grief Counseling field began through personal explorations of grief and loss in her Buddhist meditation practice. Bonnie has a Grief Counseling private practice in Palo Alto, Ca., working with individuals and couples who have experienced pet and/or human loss. She has facilitated workshops and support groups on Pet Loss for Non-Profits, Vet Tech schools, and Veterinary Clinic staff in the Bay Area of Northern California. She has been interviewed for her pet-loss expertise by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Palo Alto Weekly, The Paper, and Scout's House's podcast radio show.


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Falling in Love Again after Pet-Loss

My beloved first golden retriever died in July 2005, The anticipated and then excruciating pain of his loss lingered for months on end, tears flowed uncontrollably and a growing yearning […]

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