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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Jefferson City MO

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...

Lauri M Edwards-Brondel
(513) 635-8299
Jefferson City, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jill Finch Shanley
(573) 635-8514
Jefferson City, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Countryside Veterinary Clinic
(573) 897-2231
69 County Rd 403
Bonnots Mill, MO

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Mrs. Renee Gebhart
Collaborative Marriage & Family Counseling
(314) 276-1680
1066 Executive Parkway Suite 103
St. Louis, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Ang
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Patti Bitter
Tapestry Couneling, LLC
(314) 965-7494
10820 Sunset Office Dr. Suite 204
Sunset Hills, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, CASAC
Licensed in Missouri
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Alzheimer's, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Robert Liddy Jr
(505) 818-7325
Jefferson City, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

James Wieberg
(573) 636-8255
Jefferson City, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Osage Regional Veterinary
(573) 897-3186
148 County Road 401
Linn, MO

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Dr. Evelyn Irving
EAI: INDIVIDUAL COUNSELOR-CONSULTANTS
(314) 994-3101
Clayton Plaza West Suite #99 7750 Clayton Road
Richmond Heights, MO
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, ACSW, QCSW, LCSW,DCSW,EAP
Licensed in Missouri
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Person
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, 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. Sylvia Nissenboim
LifeWork Transition
(314) 477-3144
12401 Olive Street suite 205
St. Louis, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Developmental Disability, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
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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