Dr. Peggy A. Rothbaum (drpeggyrothbaum.com) is a psychologist in private practice in Westfield, New Jersey. Before starting her psychotherapy practice, Dr. Rothbaum worked in research, educational, medical and healthcare settings. She also served on several health and mental health advisory boards. Dr. Rothbaum is a trained and experienced researcher. She is the author or coauthor of numerous articles (in print and online) and book chapters, as well two books (including Taking Care of Little Snoogie: A Story About Pet Loss for Adults©; find us on Facebook and Twitter) for professional and general audiences. She has written about, consulted, and conducted workshops on how to use psychological principles to improve coping and manage burnout in a variety of settings. She has extensive experience with a range of trauma and the emotional and behavioral reactions of trauma survivors, as well as the reactions of helping professionals. She is a passionate community activist for humans and non-humans.