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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Albuquerque NM

Most people can't verbalize their feelings of relief when it follows the death of a family member, friend or pet. It is a struggle to care for a sick pet. Our clients need our emotional support when they tell us about their frustration, guilt, anxiety and hope. As professionals, we need to identify and deal with the symptoms of anticipatory grief. We must also understand why a family has anxi...

Ms. Cathy Schueler
Bosque Mental Health Associates, Inc.
(505) 503-6838
7013 4th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM
Credentials
Credentials: MA, MSW, LPAT, LISW
Licensed in New Mexico
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Shara Moscinska
Placitas Healing Center
(505) 385-1932
03 Homesteads Rd. Ste. E
Placitas, NM
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPCC
Licensed in New Mexico
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issue
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Michael Morad-McCoy
(505) 291-6314
Albuquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. James L Zacharias
(505) 407-4084
3214 Purdue Pl. NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Sex Therapy, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Columbia Pacific University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Corphealth

Russell Resnik
(505) 296-4449
Albuquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Lynette Curley, Roam
WellSpring Holistic
(505) 306-6272
12836 Lomas NE, Ste. B
Albuquerque, NM
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in New Mexico
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Runaways, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Louise Adelstone
(505) 417-1195
Alburquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Life Strategies Counseling Inc
(505) 672-8961
Life Strategies Counseling Inc3200 Carlisle Blvd NE, Suite 120
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster, UNM OF N.M. /Highlands University,
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Johanne Leger
(505) 401-7927
1400 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Southwestern College
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Kyoko Sonoda
(505) 553-0388
Albuquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Japanese

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Relief is a Natural Component of Grief

Most people can't verbalize their feelings of relief when it follows the death of a family member, friend or pet.

It is a struggle to care for a sick pet. Our clients need our emotional support when they tell us about their frustration, guilt, anxiety and hope. As professionals, we need to identify and deal with the symptoms of anticipatory grief. We must also understand why a family has anxiety or reluctance about treating a very sick pet.

Here is a letter that opened the door to a much-needed discussion that might help you deal with concerned clients.

Dr. Villalobos ,

My question is whether or not it's worth having our pet dog, Butch, on chemo just to give him a couple more months. My concern is that we may, as a family, have to experience more emotional ups and downs than if we didn't treat him at all and just let the disease take its course.

As the spouse of a cancer patient who died in 1990 and as a hospice social worker, I know that one of the most difficult aspects of having a loved one die is the roller coaster of treatment with the overwhelming sense of dread when you know it's only buying time and you're watching them suffer.

We saw Butch get better during the first two weeks when he was taking the chemo pill; then for whatever reason, he has been uncomfortable for the last few days before his next treatment. I was pretty happy and reassured, only to be disappointed and sink into that depressed mode when I saw him getting worse again.

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