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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Chattanooga TN

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. Sidonna Bright
Private Psychiatric Outpatient
(423) 596-0365
427 E. Fifth St., Ste. 102 Chatt. Tn. 37403 1717 James Blvd. Signal Mtn.Tn.
Chattanooga, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,RPT, CGP, Dip-FC, CCDV
Licensed in Tennessee
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Ab
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Twins, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Christy Falco
(423) 248-2532
633 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Barry University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Jane N Geiger
(423) 994-0034
Chattanooga Counseling & Mediation Center50 Frazier Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Ashland Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Charitable Giving

Sam Bernard
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Angie Mitchell
(423) 465-4672
Lighthouse Counseling and Life Skills Center7209 Hamilton Acres Circle
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Janet Harrison
(423) 266-7479
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ladina Shan Alexander
(423) 580-6594
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathy Fraley
(423) 209-5535
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Christy Falco
(423) 248-2532
314 Fairy Trail
Lookout Mountain, TN
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Barry University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Judith Coyle
(423) 855-0402
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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