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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Duluth MN

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...

Patricia M Van Den Heuvel
(218) 786-4442
Two Harbors, MN
Practice Areas
Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Westside Pet Clinic
(218) 722-2527
1810 W Superior St
Duluth, MN

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Grand Ave Veterinary Clinic
(218) 628-0301
5503 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN

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Twin Ports Equine
(218) 878-1411
247 Erickson Rd
Esko, MN

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Dr. Thyra Fossum
(612) 229-8198
91 Snelling Ave. N. Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LP
Licensed in Minnesota
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Postpartum Depression
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Kimberly Overlie
(218) 390-7193
Duluth, MN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

PetCare of Duluth
(218) 461-4400
2701 W. Superior St, Suite 102
Duluth, MN
Services
affordably prices vaccines, flea/tick prevention, heartworm testing and prevention and microchipping
Hours
Wed & Th 10-6, Fri 9-5 and Sat 9-2

Country Pet Clinic
(715) 399-8776
4712 S Mertes Rd
Superior, WI

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Shepherd, Jennifer, Dvm - Cloquet Animal Hospital
(218) 879-9280
122 2ND St
Cloquet, MN

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Ms. Jan Weber
Therapy Place Services
(952) 380-8515
10800 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Spiritual/Religio
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Biracial, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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