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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Lawton OK

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...

David Bunch
(580) 355-5811
Lawton, OK
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Julie Stillick
(580) 248-5780
Lawton, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Freeman, Linda, Dvm - Oak Ridge Animal Ctr
(580) 357-4525
4102 SW Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK

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Ms. Rebecca Stanford
Rebecca Elizabeth Stanford, LCSW
(405) 286-6020
6520 North Western Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, In
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Vivian Gentz
Vivian Gentz, LCSW
(918) 742-0700
5509 S. Lewis
Tulsa, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Infant Mental Health
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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Rachel Smith
(580) 255-4964
Lawton, OK
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Oak Ridge Animal Ctr
(580) 357-4525
4102 SW Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK

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Bark Avenue Pet Clinic
(580) 351-0581
5220 NW Cache Rd
Lawton, OK

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Mr. Taylor Burns
Taylor Burns,LCSW
(918) 760-9796
5215 East 71st Street Suite 1300
Tulsa, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Steven Terry
STEVEN G. TERRY, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
(918) 392-0336
3223 East 31st Street Suite 204
Tulsa, OK
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tran
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
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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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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