Testimonials Stephanie Rogers, GCCA-C, CT

It has been my honor to accompany the bereaved since 2004.

In doing so, I have also been blessed to work alongside many gifted and compassionate human and animal care professionals.

I am honored and humbled by these reflections of our time together.

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Stephanie Rogers, GCCA-C, CT

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Stephanie has everything it takes to help those dealing with the loss of an animal: Years of experience, compassion, and the ability to shepherd us with loving care through the pain and into a new way of seeing grief.

Jackson Galaxy, “The Cat Daddy”

Mercy was a spaniel who saw me through Lyme disease, the end of my long marriage, and a move across the country. She was the dearest of friends. Her unconditional love and instruction in how to inhabit the moment were mainstays in my life. When she left her body, the grief that hit me brought with it all the griefs that had come before. I think Mercy the dog and Mercy, which is, I believe, the great heart of the Universe, sent Stephanie to me. Unwavering in her support, and, with deep understanding of the complex bond that exists between humans and other-than-human beings, she walked with me on the grief path. Grief can teach us lessons that nothing else can teach us, she said to me. This fundamental truth now underpins my journey as a soul.

Stephanie Rogers is a guide, and a human being who honors dog-beings, cat-beings, and all the other beings who so graciously live with us and keep us from being lonely on this planet. I am grateful for her hard-earned wisdom. It continues to reverberate in the years since Mercy sailed away, and, I imagine, will continue to unfold as long as I’m on this wobbly, sweet, hurting, gorgeous planet.

Rebecca Wells, Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Stephanie has helped me so much through my grief and trauma. She is so wise and her words are like a hug.

Tiff Parker

After Natalie passed, I knew I needed help. I googled “pet loss grief” and found @embracingyourgrief. I’ve had a few sessions with Stephanie and I “highly” recommend her. She has over 100 videos available on her YouTube channel, which is just an incredible resource. I seriously cannot say enough good things about her and the work she does.

Lisa Smelser

Your grief counseling and intuitive guidance has truly helped me heal one of the hardest losses of my life. Thank you for your compassion, wisdom and guidance.

Karolee Krause

I met Stephanie at a time that I probably wouldn’t have survived without her. I truly believe she has the power and strength to help anyone through anything. She personally guided me through some of the worst tragedies of my life and there have been some very significant traumas to speak of.

She is deeply in tune with the depths of the human spirit like no other person I’ve ever encountered. I am forever grateful for the guidance and grace she provided me during my grief and healing process. To this day, 7 years later, I still hear her voice in my head helping me through difficult moments. She truly gave me the tools I needed to traverse this life.

I believe this new path she is taking on is her true calling in life and she will bless those she is able to help. Blessings that will forever become a part of you, just like she did for me.

Kristen Watson

Stephanie is a wonderful counselor! I thank her so much for her compassion and explanation of why I’m grieving so hard. I couldn’t have gotten through it without her being there for me…. My little guy will be waiting for me at the pearly gates with my father! I just know it! Thanks again, Stephanie!

Denise L

Stephanie helped me with my intense grief and tragic loss by listening to my soul anguish, and then she gave me specific things to do when the waves start to pull me under. Thank you, Stephanie, for bringing your gifts to the world of pet loss grief.

Peggy Hall

Having had the honor of working with you Stephanie brought such comfort early on in my grief loss when no one truly knew the depths of this journey as you do. I am in my anticipatory grief with Ben, who you know well. I think your intuitive specialization may help me at this time. I will be in touch. Sending love and light.

Christina Priest

Working with Stephanie for about six weeks, and she has helped me more in that time than others have in six months or even longer. She knows what you’re feeling, even if you can’t put words to it, and helps you bring out the pain that’s been haunting you. She’s kind, sensitive, caring, and empathetic. The best therapeutic experience I have had.

Charles Yochim

I’m proud to claim this amazing woman as my friend. She taught me a great deal when I started my journey as a Hospice Nurse. She is now starting her own private practice, and I cannot imagine a more perfect place for her. Many of us have suffered loss during this past year. If you need someone to speak to, I recommend my friend with my whole heart.

Ragan Talleur, RN

I first came to know Stephanie as a grief counselor in March of 2020 when my beloved dog, Daisy, passed away. Daisy had been my constant companion and joy for ten years, and I was devastated at the loss. To say that Stephanie helped me through the first year of my grief journey would be an understatement. She not only guided me through the myriad of agonizing thoughts and feelings that are brought about through the loss of a loved one, she provided comfort and helped me see life from a different perspective.

Stephanie was one of the instruments that brought great and positive change into my life, and I am so very thankful for her. I highly recommend her to anyone who is struggling with grief. Her professionalism is accompanied by vast knowledge and experience in the field of death and dying, as well as a compassionate spirit and desire to help others through some of the most difficult moments in life.

Jason Balthazor

Stephanie Rogers is an anointed soul. Her understanding of death and dying is beyond the realm of human understanding. Her calm peace and dignity, her beautiful voice, her wisdom, grace, and knowledge, are beyond exceptional.

Thank you, Stephanie, for the guidance you have shown, and the understanding in the darkest days one can go through, the death of a loved one. Thank you for showing me that love never dies, and eternity awaits us all. You have managed to make death an exciting prospect, by taking away the fear, and making it part of our journey. God Bless you, Stephanie for your ministry. Well done, good and faithful servant!

Cheryl Wyatt

I cannot express the peace that Stephanie has provided through the counseling that I have had after the losses in my life. She is comfort that keeps on giving with her knowledge and experience. I highly recommend her and her business for those times you need grief support.

Elissa Anderson

Over the years, I have searched for a therapist to help with grief, and what I now know to be anticipatory grief, over the loss of the dogs I have had and loved. They all wanted to talk about the reasons why I love my dogs so deeply. They wanted to discuss my childhood, marriage, and my job, but never focused on the reason I came to them. Nothing seemed to help. No one understood the human-animal bond and dismissed my grief as something else.

My search has finally ended with Stephanie Rogers. Her expertise, compassion, and skill are unmatched. She never gave up on me, even when I wanted to give up on myself. Stephanie stayed with me every step of the way, providing me with the tools I had searched so long to find. I whole-heartedly recommend Stephanie Rogers.

Marcella Morris

I have known Stephanie Rogers for over twenty years. We have never met in person, but the reach of compassion, love, understanding and subtle energy that this woman radiates, transcends physical space. She has been a skilled counselor for me personally and mutual friends of ours. Not just the human carers, but the animal carers. Animals grieve their loss just as much as we do. You will not be disappointed in being her client.


Stephanie is incredible. You will breathe a huge sigh of relief the minute she walks into the room. She has helped me through grief on so many levels. She is truly the most compassionate and caring soul I have ever had the joy of meeting.

She has helped me cope with PTSD after a horrific incident at a previous workplace. She has helped me grieve the loss of my precious Chihuahua, Neeley. She has been there for me when it seems like the entire world is against me.

I have referred many friends to her for help with other losses including the loss of a child. They have given her rave reviews. She will truly be one of the most incredible women you will have ever met. I love her heart and soul.

Lorry Kiker Parker

This past year-and-a-half has had challenges we had no idea we would ever encounter. Added to that, we all still carried the concerns with which we entered 2020 forward into this new challenge. It has been overwhelming at times.

I would like to take a moment to alert you to an invaluable resource available to you online. Stephanie Rogers, GCCA-C, CT, a certified grief counselor, has had years of experience accompanying people encountering various types of loss and grief. Even if you didn’t lose someone you loved or experienced (what we generally term) “trauma”, each person who is here today has experienced emotional and spiritual weight.

Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, the loss of a loved one, loss of employment, disruptive health challenges, alienation from those dear to you, Ms Rogers will offer a level of support that I cannot recommend enough.

Check out her website, get to know her by email, read her on-target Facebook posts. You are not alone; you are never alone.

Julia Penner-Zook