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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Hazard KY

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...

Town & Country Animal Clinic
(606) 436-3446
15 Amber Way Ste 101
Hazard, KY

Data Provided by:
Ms. Dodie Murphy
(859) 200-7277
109C 76 Boulevard
Berea, KY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Kentucky
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Mana
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Carol Montgomery
(502) 485-3255
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Susan Killeen
(502) 265-5810
Hope Rising
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Adoption, Loss or Grief, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: George Fox University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Jonathan Shippey
(502) 414-1964
2210 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Louisville Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Appalachian Animal Hospital
(606) 436-1197
249 Morton Blvd
Hazard, KY

Data Provided by:
Ms. Dona Airey
Anodon, Inc Dona J. Airey
(502) 420-9911
Transforming Within 408 Virginia Ave.
Louisville, KY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW,
Licensed in Kentucky
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diagno
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Erika Paramore
(502) 851-4402
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kenneth Frye
(502) 551-6057
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Helen L Heddens
(502) 423-1975
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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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