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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Lansdale PA

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...

Mrs. Lucy Raizman
Council for Relationships
(215) 345-8454
921-A North Bethlehem Pike Suite 205B 16 N. Franklin St. Suite 101
Springhouse, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, S
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Margaret Preston
Perfect Perceptions, LLC
(215) 805-1742
1407 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown, PA
Credentials
Credentials: DSW, LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Eileen Joseph
Geriatric
(215) 938-3417
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Terri Keyser
Terri L. Keyser, LCSW
(610) 329-1688
1062 Lancaster Ave. Suite 5-A
Rosemont, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Dale Fisher
Dale Fisher, LCSW
(610) 668-8890
309 Sprague Road
Narberth, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Judith Strong
Judith H Strong, LSW
(610) 275-0722
2500 DeKalb Pike
Norristown, PA
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW,LSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issue
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Cindy Perkiss
(215) 836-2410
7916-26 Queen Street Suite 203
Wyndmoor, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Trans
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Karen Kleiman
The Postpartum Stress Center
(610) 525-7527
1062 Lancaster Ave. Suite 2
Rosemont, PA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Hillary Domers
Hillary S. Domers, MSW, MA
(610) 416-0318
1 Bala Ave. Suite 125
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbir
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Step Families, Gifted, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Karni Kissil
(610) 715-1528
1906 Chestnut Circle
Ardmore, PA
Credentials
Credentials: M.A, M.Ed
Licensed in Pennsylvania
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), 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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