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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Pocatello ID

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...

Laura Harrawood
(208) 282-3158
Pocatello, ID
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gina Judd
(208) 232-2263
Pocatello, ID
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Barbara A Yates
Chubbuck, ID
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

John Hochhalter
(208) 237-1711
pocatello, ID
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Cathy Brydon
(208) 237-1711
Chubbuck, ID
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tanya Forsman
(208) 793-0918
275 South 5th Avenue
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, stress management
Qualification
School: Idaho State University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

John Condron
(208) 478-9551
Pocatello, ID
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Cathy Brydon
(208) 237-1711
Chubbuck, ID
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Bannock Animal Medical Center
(208) 237-3934
5262 Yellowstone Avenue
Pocatello, ID
Services
Veterinary Services
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sunday Closed

Peter Billings
(208) 830-5059
Boise, ID
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Japanese

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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