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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Rochester NH

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. Lisabeth Wotherspoon
(603) 994-0114
One North Main St. Suite 207
Rochester, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tran
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Randall OBrien
Randall L. OBrien
(603) 743-6945
86 Locust St.
Dover, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Ori
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Katharin Smith
(603) 436-7840
308 South Street
Portsmouth, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Susan Lord
Susan Lord
(207) 363-8814
Rte. 91
York, ME
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LICSW
Licensed in Maine
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Nancy Clare McLane
(603) 319-1069
McLane Counseling Services, PLLC.1 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Salem State College
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Nancy McLane
NC McLane Counseling Services, PLLC
(603) 332-2377
1 Wakefield Street Suite 223
Rochester, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Gayle Joyce
Child & Family Counseling
(603) 781-2003
Damon Office Park 178 Dow Highway
Eliot, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Joanne Lindbom
Joanne Lindbom, LICSW, ACSW
(603) 433-7291
20 Ladd Street Fourth Floor
Portsmouth, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Patricia Graves
Patricia T. Graves, MSW
(207) 361-3271
775 U.S. Route 1, #5
York, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Janice Arsenault
(603) 740-2689
Dover, NH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
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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