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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Cordova 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. Betsy Mandel-Carley
Betsy Mandel-Carley LCSW
(901) 683-1422
5350 Poplar Ave Suite 314
Memphis, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Tennessee
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Joseph Pfeiffer
JRP Counseling Services
(901) 606-7305
210 North Auburndale St
Memphis, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, A
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Patrick Hopper
(901) 647-9760
Cordova, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Terry Orgel
(901) 754-9423
Germantown, TN
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Barbara Cooper Radinsky
(901) 683-1912
Memphis, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Hebrew

Dr. Susan Hutchinson
The Counseling Center
(901) 487-0238
Lockett Street
Memphis, TN
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Tennessee
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Devoe Burford
(901) 848-8557
Cordova, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Keith Fussell
(901) 382-3888
Bartlett, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Barbara Harris
(901) 488-7905
Germantown, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Terry Brenner
(901) 356-8500
Memphis, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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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