Healing Hearts


Are you struggling with losing a beloved furry friend, companion, or animal assistant? Losing a pet can be one of the most heart-wrenching experiences in life. At St Pauls, we understand the deep bond you shared with your beloved pet or family member, and we're here to offer support, understanding, and a virtual shoulder to lean on. We meet virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-8 p.m. Age 18+ only, maximum of 15 participants.

Group Therapist

Dr. Nancy Curotto is a clinical psychologist, licensed in Illinois, Michigan and states in the Psypact Compact and offers the option of remote video sessions. She specializes in supporting individuals and families coping with grief, Pet loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship stress. She has extensive experience in working with clients who experience anxiety in the following areas: panic (generalized and focused anxiety), worrying about the future, career, relationships, life transitions, relocation and immigration stress, and financial stress.

Dr. Curotto offers a specialized treatment approach to ensure that her client’s needs and goals are being met. Her sessions are person-centered, and she meets her clients wherever they are. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and uses this approach when working with clients with a history of loss/trauma and who have experienced a frightening event. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused behavioral therapy (SFBT), Mindful Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and life coaching when appropriate.

As a Certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Specialist, Dr. Curotto has extensive experience working with individuals who are coping with recent or past loss of their beloved pet or who are anticipating the loss of a pet. Dr. Curotto has a deep understanding of how pet loss grief can be socially stigmatizing and how it can lead to disenfranchised grief.

Dr. Curotto welcomes all cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. She believes everyone has a unique story that has shaped who they are today. She is there to support her patients as they navigate life’s challenges. She looks forward to meeting you.

Nancy Curotto

Dr. Nancy Curotto is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with offices in the Lake View and Millennium Park Neighborhoods in Chicago, Illinois and offers the option for remote video sessions. She specializes in developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship stress. Dr. Curotto works with adults across the life span, including doctoral students who have academic anxiety.

Fourth Tuesday of every month

Illinois (Online)