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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Coldwater MI

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...

Burlingame Loren E Dvm
(517) 741-7885
727 N Broadway St
Union City, MI

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Colon Animal Clinic
(269) 432-3610
490 S Burr Oak Rd
Colon, MI

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Ms. Susan Belaney
Aging Resources, LLC
(248) 568-3643
26366 Alger St. Home Office: Cedar Cottage
Madison Hts., MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Anne Olsen
Delta Psychological & Neurobehavioral Services
(989) 895-0788
114 Tuscola Rd.
Bay City, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Mary Peacock
Minges Brook Counseling Service
(269) 979-4800
9 Heritage Oak Lane, Suite 9
Battle Creek, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal R
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Athens Animal Clinic
(269) 729-4186
345 E Mill St
Athens, MI

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Ms. Pamela Czuj
Personal Dynamics Center
(313) 563-4142
23810 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual D
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Beth Reimel, PhD
(616) 551-3884
2130 Wealthy St. SE
East Grand Rapids, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Family, Couples, and Individual Counseling
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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Mrs. Elizabeth (Betsy) McHugh
McHugh Counseling Services
(989) 553-1313
Caro Health Plaza 1525 W. Caro Road
Caro, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,LMSW,DCSW
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessiv
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, 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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Ms. Kathleen Hyink
Performance Enhancement Solutions, Inc.
(616) 365-6555
2355 Belmont Center Drive Suite 101
Belmont, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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