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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Mableton GA

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...

Ms. Merrilee Stewart
Merrilee L. Stewart, LCSW
(770) 432-0660
1260 Concord Road, SE Suite 101
Smyrna, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Wo
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Elizabeth Henry
Family OutReach Resource Empowerment Services
(404) 349-1998
2290 Ben Hill Road, S.W.
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D
Licensed in Georgia
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issue
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Lynn Ranew
Atlanta Therapy Associates
(404) 233-9885
3580 Piedmont Rd. NE Suite 210
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Georgia
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Joyce McLendon
New Beginnings Clinical Services, LLC
(404) 601-2894
3399 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 400
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: M.S.W., LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, I
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Warren Mitchell
Journey of Self Discovery, LLC.
(770) 882-4240
545 N. McDonough St. Mezzanine Level Suite B
Decatur, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Self Abuse, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Shelia Head
(404) 271-8443
4183 Campbellton Road
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tra
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Twins, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Wanda DeVaughn
Wanda DeVaughn, LCSW, PC
(770) 425-4488
317 Alexander St.
Marietta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, PC
Licensed in Georgia
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Paula Bryman
Atlanta Center For Psychotherapy, Inc
(404) 255-7929
300 W. Wieuca Road blg.2, ste 200
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Stephanie Barnhart
Atlanta DBT Center
(678) 517-7327
2150 Peachford Rd, Ste A
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Alzheimer's, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Tomichek
Susan Tomichek, MS,LPC
(678) 327-5483
1014 Canton Street
Roswell, GA
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LPC
Licensed in Georgia
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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