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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Madison TN

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...

Mr. Daviid Wright
(615) 383-5558
2323 21st Avenue South Suite 304
Nashville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Shelia Faulkner
Madison, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Michael J Smith
(615) 208-5509
New Hope Counseling Services, Inc.2603 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90+
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Theodore Rice
(615) 741-3238
Nashville, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Steven L. Gerard
(615) 208-7497
1710 Hayes Street
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Missouri
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Carolyn Moon
Psychological Health Consultants
(615) 385-2844
4219 Hillsboro Road Suite 201
Nashville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Jerry D. Armour, Ph.D. Psychotherapy & Counseling
(615) 281-5173
Jerry D. Armour, Ph.D. Psychotherapy & Counseling701 Gallatin Road South
Madison, TN
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Rachel McRoberts
(615) 259-9055
Nashville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dustin Keller
(615) 532-3073
Nashville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Kristi Marshall
(615) 567-5548
1900 Church Street
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders, Infertility
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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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