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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Martinsville IN

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. Cheryl Mansell
New Outlook Counseling Center
(812) 929-7956
2620 N Walnut Street Suite 225
Bloomington, IN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adults (26-59)

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Animal Hospital-Martinsville
(765) 349-7387
392 S Main St
Martinsville, IN

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Foley, Sarah, Dvm - College Mall Veterinary Hosp
(812) 334-1400
4517 E Morningside Dr
Bloomington, IN

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Neuter Scooter
(812) 332-7525
3789 E Bethel Ln
Bloomington, IN

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College Mall Veterinary Hosp
(812) 334-1400
4517 E Morningside Dr
Bloomington, IN

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Nicki Williamson, MSW, LCSW
(812) 827-8920
Nicki Williamson, MSW, LCSW101 W. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Indiana University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Country Critters Veterinary
(317) 996-2727
125 S Chestnut St
Monrovia, IN

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Cox, Mary Alice, Dvm - Bloomington Veterinary Hosp
(812) 339-6115
115 N Smith Rd
Bloomington, IN

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College Mall Veterinary Hospital
(812) 334-1400
4517 E Morningside Dr
Bloomington, IN

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Good Shepherd Veterinary Services
(317) 422-8448
250 S State Road 135
Bargersville, IN

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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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