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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Foxboro MA

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. Brenda Fraser
(781) 413-6373
450 North Main St.
Sharon, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. PATRICIA ROGERS
PATRICIA R. ROGERS, LICSW,PC
(781) 769-6834
ONE WALPOLE ST. SUITE 8
NORWOOD, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Taterka
Individual and Family Counseling and Support Services
(774) 893-4070
118 Claybrook Road
Dover, MA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW, ACSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Anne Dolan
Anne Korpi Dolan, LICSW, DCSW
(781) 444-2340
207 South St.
Needham, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, DCSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sex
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lee Tomas
Lee Tomas, LICSW
(508) 259-9919
63 Eddie Dowling Highway
N. Smithfield, RI
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, P
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, 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 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Christine Sweeney
Chrisitne Sweeney, LICSW
(339) 206-1513
55 Harrow Road
Norwood, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Infant Mental Health
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Cheryl Litt
Cheryl Litt, LICSW
(508) 586-1600
1350 Belmont Street Suite 107
Brockton, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Costello
(508) 545-1955
17 Russett Hill Road
Sherborn, MA
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMHC, CPCC
Licensed in Massachusetts
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Lawrence Kistler
(781) 455-6336
105 Chestnut St. #31
Needham, MA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Massachusetts
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Elayne Lepes
(781) 449-5549
157 Stratford Road
Needham, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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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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