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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Red Oak TX

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...

Ms. Jan Dumas
(214) 212-9726
115 N. Roberts
Cedar Hill, TX
Credentials
Credentials: MSSW, LCSW
Licensed in Texas
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Developmen
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Donna Garcia-Devlin
(972) 891-9712
Thorntree Psychiatric Associates1801 N. Hampton
Desoto, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Domestic Abuse, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Amber University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jan Dumas
(214) 509-7304
115 N Roberts
Cedar Hill, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: University of Texas at Arlington
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Darlene Hardy
(214) 577-9828
Midlothian, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Dr. Ryan D Foster
(214) 390-9680
Counseling Connection Dallas3402 Oak Grove Ave
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Aaron Pawelek
Pastoral Counseling and Education Center
(214) 526-4525
4525 Lemmon Avenue Suite 200
Dallas, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Donna Garcia-Devlin
(972) 891-9712
102 S Broad, Suite C, Cedar Hill, Tx. 75104102 S Broad
Cedar Hill, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Domestic Abuse, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Amber University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

K Osiris Wade
Dallas, TX
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Jennifer Reed Landon
(214) 699-6101
The Lifeworks Group2515 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Trichotillomania, Mood Disorders, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Deborah Gay Beckman
(214) 824-2009
Dallas, TX
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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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