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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Ashland OH

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. Karen Collins
Karen Collins-Licensed Independent Social Worker
(419) 612-9281
Couples, Marriage, Family, Divorce and Individual Counseling 334 Townview C
Mansfield, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW, MSW
Licensed in Ohio
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Tran
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Cynthia Roby
(419) 756-2828
Mansfield, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Claremont Veterinary Clinic
(419) 289-0009
1826 Claremont Ave
Ashland, OH

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Akers Veterinary Hospital
(419) 756-4400
885 S Main St
Mansfield, OH

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Byland Animal Hospital
(419) 994-5515
529 Wooster Rd
Loudonville, OH

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Morven Baker
(419) 606-9091
Ashland, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jeffrey W Gray
(419) 529-5479
Mansfield, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Akers, Jody, Dvm - Akers Veterinary Hospital
(419) 756-4400
885 S Main St
Mansfield, OH

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Veterinary Hospital
(419) 529-4161
1629 Park Ave W
Mansfield, OH

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Mc Millin R D Dvm
(419) 752-2751
2183 US Hwy 224 E
Greenwich, OH

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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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