Kathy Moreschi-Sherry MS, LCPC-C, CADC
Kathy is a certified Pet Loss Bereavement Counselor through the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB) and a Licensed Clinical Counselor (LCPC-C) in the state of Maine. Kathy has additional certifications with the National Board of Certified Counselors and the Maine Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors, as well membership with Maine Animal Coalition.
She has been a passionate animal lover and pet caregiver for decades. Since 2009, she has completed extensive training in grief and loss, and has volunteered and worked with individuals and groups at local organizations, including the Center for Grieving Children and Hospice of Southern Maine. After finding that many did not know where to turn for help with pet loss, she founded Pet Loss Pathways, LLC, and is now offering pet loss support to grieving families and veterinary staff.
Kathy is available by phone at (207) 899-6948 and email at [email protected].
Karen Orr was ordained by the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, where she studied mainstream religion and a variety of spiritual practices. She also became a certified end-of-life practitioner/doula to assist with the non-medical preparations for one’s final days.
During her studies, she completed internships concerning both people and animals facing terminal diagnoses. Additionally, she initiated a program of burial and memorial services at a local pet cemetery. As a street pastor and board member of Grace Street Ministry in Portland for the past five years, she’s created a program to help homeless people attain emergency care for their pets without having to give them up.
At Southern Maine Health Care Palliative Division, she worked with hospital administrators, doctors, and nurses to create a program for patients given life-limiting diagnoses and their families. She’s also volunteered at the Hospice of Southern Maine for some five years, offering companionship and guidance to patients facing the final months of their lives.
Karen can be emailed at [email protected].