GRIEF & LOSS COUNSELING

For when our animal companions leave us

OUR MISSION

Losing your pet, your animal companion feels like your heart is torn out. Don’t be afraid or ashamed of your grief. Your love for your animal friend is profound. Deep grief needs help and time to lose its sharp edges and let you live again. Our mission is to give you a place to cry, talk, feel safe and help you heal.

When Animal Companions Leave Us

Our animals are always happy to see us. They delight in our presence, and they trust us and count on us totally. The loss of an animal friend is often the loss of knowing how to love innocently and the fear that we will not love that simply or totally again.  Press Play to Listen.

Celebrate the life of your animal companion.

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Listen & Read

The Search For My Child Eyes

By Wendie Hansen

Our Animals, Our Partners #1

By Dr. Rachel Geller

The Wonder of Teddy Bears

By Kaleel Sakakeeny

I'm Kaleel and I've been coaching all my life.

I'm Kaleel and I've been coaching all my life.

Email me: kaleel@theothermecoaching.com

My work as a certified animal loss counselor and coach reassures those in pain that there is help and healing. I offer a place for my clients to share their grief and know they are not alone, so that together we can begin the healing process. Additionally, I hold an MA and an MS degree in communication arts. 

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What Others Are Saying…

"Working with Kaleel is very much a partnership thing. I love the way he listens, and the kinds of questions he asks are not always easy to answer, but are always very insightful. They teach me things about myself..and I'm very happy to see that he too learns from me, and isn't afraid to show that. A great coaching experience."

Hank Diamond

"It's amazing the blocks we put in our own paths toward who we want to be, or what we want to do. At least I did. Kaleel has an amazing ability to shine an 'ah-hah!' light on those blocks...so removing or stepping around them becomes so much easier."

Maria Sheehan

"Kaleel has a very special listening skills…so few people have that..which means he knows just the right questions to ask...and those questions can lead to wonderful, exciting discoveries."

Wendie Hansen

"Kaleel’s insight, ready ear and easy-going nature often turn a simple conversation into a moment of self awareness and a potential outline for conflict resolution. You may start with a friendly cup of coffee but by the last drop he’s introduced you to a new perspective on how to look at specific issues or given you some added tools to address whatever may be of concern. Of course the work is up to you, but Kaleel’s approach makes it feel possible, and that’s half the battle."

Lance Salemo