Straja Linder King MA-ATR, Certified Animal Chaplain,
Registered Art Assisted Psychotherapist,
Board Certified Registered Art and Animal-Assistance Psychotherapist, CGN (Canine Good Neighbour),
TDI (Therapy Dogs International) in Calgary, Alberta Canada
A warm welcome from the Strawberry Moon team.
I am Straja Linder King, a Registered Clinical Art Psychotherapist, Animal-Assisted Therapist, and Non-Denominational Animal Chaplain. I am a pioneer in merging art and animal-assisted therapies, teaching at both graduate and postgraduate levels. I have taught with animals (dogs and cats) at my side since the beginning of my professional career and honour and respect all our animal friends and companions. Therefore I have done pet loss support and counselling since day one. I do not compare losses because grief is a broken heart. My philosophy is that you will grieve to the depth that you loved.
My clinical practice also provides animal palliative and death doula care. I supply emotional support and journey alongside you providing resources as needed. I acknowledge that grief is unpredictable, chaotic, messy, and no two people grieve alike. Death irrevocably changes us forever and the light is finding meaning in the experience. When words are inadequate or not even present, I have therapy animals and expressive arts to provide a language older than words.
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