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Washington

Tacoma, WA and Redmond, WA

Rachel Wright, – MSW, LSWAIC, Grief Recovery Specialist

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University
  • Master of Social Work from University of Washington

Place of Work:

  • Summit Veterinary Referral Center, Tacoma, WA
  • Paws To Connect Counseling, LLC, Redmond, WA (private practice)

Services Available:

  • Outreach calls
  • Grief counseling and therapy (individual, couples, family)
  • Provide suicide risk assessments and crisis stabilization
  • Facilitate a free drop-in Pet Loss Support Group for clients and the community – Facilitation of Animal Caregiver Seminars
  • Provide presentations and seminars on veterinary social work and relevant areas of practice for veterinary professionals
  • Help clients with making and processing difficult decisions (e.g., quality of life assessment, treatment decisions, end of life care)
  • Act as a liaison between clients and the veterinary team
  • Be present before, during, and after euthanasia
  • Provide referrals and resource brokering to community support services, as needed – Provide educational resources, ritual ideas, and facilitate quarterly pet memorial events
  • Provide support, debriefing and compassion fatigue counseling to veterinary professionals, including staff and referring hospitals – Provide de-stressing groups for veterinary staff

Contact Information

rwright@summitvets.com/253-983-1114 or pawstoconnectcounseling@gmail.com/206-925-3546:

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