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Bereavement Counseling for Pets North Fort Myers FL

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. Tara Moser
Delta Family Counseling, LLC
(239) 540-1155
3723A Del Prado Blvd. South
Cape Coral, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, RPT-S
Licensed in Florida
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, An
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Therapy For Women, PLLC
(919) 429-7211
Therapy For Women, PLLC
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Weight Loss, Binge and Emot. Eating, Life Coaching, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: North Carolina Central University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Therese Reynolds
(239) 936-1796
Fort Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Melinda Hall
(239) 656-3241
Cape Coral, FL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Melinda E Messina
(239) 249-8880 x3
Life Counseling43 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: University of South Florida
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Jodi Clarke
Fort Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Pamela Williams Peters
(239) 443-5971
Peters Counseling2204 Brevard Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: Florida Gulf Coast University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Susan Puccio
(239) 357-3014
Fort Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Vincent Wayne Leaver
(941) 489-9156
Ft Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Liza Vitiello
(239) 931-4444
Fort Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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