Pet Loss Therapy

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

Anatole France

Pet Loss: EMDR Treatment Approach

 I'm a Certified Pet Loss Therapist with additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which can help you release potential barriers to grief adaptation.  EMDR has been proven to be highly effective in treating grief and loss (including trouble sleeping, anxiety, traumatic memories, worry, and stress).  If you would like to learn more about EMDR treatment you may visit

I would be honored to help you process your loss. 

Afton Strate appeared on the Fox 4 Morning Show discussing the topic of

"Celebrating the Life of Your Pet After Pet Loss"

816.585.3673 | | 8100 Marty Suite 107, Overland Park, KS 66204


—  M.K.

“Afton's passion for her work is reflected in her detailed therapy processes. In a time where there is pressure to "speed" things up, Afton's intentional warmth and kindness creates an environment that "paces down" the clients' anxiety and allows them to truly attend to the "healing" process.  Afton has developed a therapeutic style that allows her, within the process, to reflect her compassion for her clients and strengthen the therapeutic relationship. My work with Afton enhanced my personal and professional life.”