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Dr. Katie Lawlor, Pet Loss Psychologist

Event Date: March 22, 2023

The Beagle Alliance is honoured to introduce Dr. Katie Lawlor, Pet Loss Psychologist to our 8th Town Hall.

Dr. Katie Lawlor provided guidance in dealing with the loss of our four-legged friends, especially when these feelings are often misunderstood.

Thank you, Dr. Lawlor for providing a safe and caring space for so many to share their stories.


Dr. Katie Lawlor received her doctorate from the joint program between the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. She trained at both the Stanford University Medical Center and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, focusing on human-animal interactions (HAI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), neuropsychology. Prior to her career in clinical psychology, Dr. Lawlor held positions with NBC News in Beijing and New York City, the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC, and the Governor’s Office of California.


Clinical Internship, VA Northern California Health Care System
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, PGSP-Stanford Consortium
M.I.A., Economic Policy, Columbia University
B.A., University of Notre Dame

PHOTO CREDIT: Artem Beliaikin

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