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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Essex Junction VT

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. Rebecca Sherlock
(802) 865-7878
Whiteface St. [near Kennedy Dr. & Hinesburg Rd.]
So. Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Psych
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Patricia Seelan
Patricia Seelan, LICSW
(802) 862-1509
231 Maple Street Suite 1
Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Gregory Martin
(802) 872-0868
Essex Junction, VT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Carol Fournier
(802) 865-2600
South Burlington, VT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Elizabeth Lemaire-Jenkins
(802) 655-0585
Winooski, VT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Janice Murakami
(802) 863-6114
92 Adams Street
Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Vermont
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Doris Tillotson
Doris E Tillotson LICSW, BCD
(802) 865-1191
85 South Street
Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, BCD
Licensed in Vermont
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Nicole Williams
(802) 857-7000
Essex Junction, VT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Josephine (Joey) Corcoran
(802) 393-8481 x4
The Woolen Mill
Winooski, VT
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Death & Dying, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Vermont College of Union Institute and Univer
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Jess DiGiorgianni
(802) 878-6782 x16
New England Counseling and Treatment Associates25 Wentworth Drive
Williston, VT
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Saint Michael''s College
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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