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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Front Royal VA

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...

Nansy Steinhorn-Galloway
(540) 665-0252
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Susan Gum Catlett
(540) 662-7656
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Donald J Vernon
(540) 722-9172
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Steven Singer
(540) 662-2202
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Silver Spring Veterinary
(540) 686-1939
241 Garber Ln
Winchester , VA
Promotion
New clients welcome! Call today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Dr. Sherri M. Yoder
(540) 738-0108
Sherri M. Yoder, PsyD, BCBA-D, Private Practice307 South Loudon Street
Winchester, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Kimberly Hart
(540) 662-2122
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mimi Fleury Mayfield
(540) 986-4543
Behavioral Resources, PLC134 W Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: James Madison University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Susan Smoot
(540) 662-3455
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Animalia Mobile Clinic
(540) 931-0889
241 Garber Ln
Winchester , VA
Promotion
New clients welcome! Call today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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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