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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Kewanee IL

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...

Waidmann, Verna, Dvm - Sauk Trail Animal Hospital
(309) 854-7002
107 E Mill St Ste 1
Kewanee, IL

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Richard Baird Veterinary Svc
(309) 852-5608
28433 N 900 Ave
Kewanee, IL

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Atkinson Veterinary Svc
(309) 936-7911
505 N State St
Geneseo, IL

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Ms. Patricia Sullivan
Private Practice
(708) 751-0286
180 N Michigan Ave Suite 2222
Chicago, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transit
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Hellen McDonald
Hellen G. McDonald Counseling
(217) 378-8575
44 E. Main St, #505
Champaign, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, 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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Ryan, C J, DVM - Kewanee Veterinary Clinic
(309) 852-2252
206 Townsedge Rd
Kewanee, IL

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Kewanee Veterinary Clinic
(309) 852-2252
206 Townsedge Rd
Kewanee, IL

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Ms. Deborah Perry
Deborah K. Perry
(224) 636-8911
600 Spring Hill Ring Road Suite 113
West Dundee, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Manag
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Nancy Amos-Schulte
John R. Day and Associates
(309) 692-7755
3716 W. Brighton
Peoria, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D. Candidate
Licensed in Illinois
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Twins, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, College Stud
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 +)

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Ms. Susan Schiff
(708) 829-6023
1541 Clinton Place
River Forest, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Illinois
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Parenting
Populations Served
Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), 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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