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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Port Orange 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. Patricia Adams
Patricia A Adams, LCSW
(386) 451-2147
1452 N,US Hwy.1, Suite 112
Ormond Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lynda Ruf
Lynda Majure Ruf, EdS, LMFT, LMHC
(386) 738-7787
324 East Church St
DeLand, FL
Credentials
Credentials: EdS, LMFT, LMHC
Licensed in Florida
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Russell Holloway
(386) 243-3330
Port Orange Counseling Center209 Dunlawton Ave
Port Orange, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Stetson University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Patricia Adams
(386) 243-3971
1452 N.US Highway 1, Suite 112
Ormond Beach, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: SUNY Albany
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Ms. Margaret M Aldridge
(386) 243-3117
New Smyrna Counceling Center261 North Causeway
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Univercity of Central Florida
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Christine Herman
Christine Herman
(386) 672-7274
570 Memorial Circle Suite 310
Ormond Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Andrew Garber
(386) 243-3773
Port Orange Counseling Center209 Dunlawton Avenue
Port Orange, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Scranton
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Christine Herman, ACSW, LCSW, LLC
(386) 675-1090
Christine Herman, ACSW, LCSW, LLC570 Memorial Circle
Ormond Beach, FL
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Depression
Qualification
School: Michigan State University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Michael Ladwig
(386) 506-9381
Ormond Beach, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Sutton Shepherd
(386) 643-4922
Sutton Shepherd, LMHC324 East Church Street
Deland, FL
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Rollins College
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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