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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Safety Harbor 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...

Ms. Diane Mandell
Family Counseling Services Palm Harbor
(727) 254-9183
2311 Alternate 19 Suite One
Palm Harbor, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MSSA LISW LCSW
Licensed in Florida
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. George Rohrmann
George Rohrmann LCSW
(727) 438-5272
401 Corbett Street Suite 410B
Belleair, FL
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW, Diplomate
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Paulette Massari
Paulette Massari
(727) 244-2880
8225 101 Court N
Largo, FL
Credentials
Credentials: L.C.S.W., C.A.P., S.A.P.
Licensed in Florida
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diagnosis, Gender Id
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Sally Speer
Sally C Speer, ACSW, LCSW, DCSW
(813) 835-7225
Suite 335 2907 Bay to Bay Blvd
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Florida
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Judith Sachs
(813) 205-8153
12108 North 56th Street Suite #F
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Marlene Levick
(727) 348-2000
3060 Alternate Rt.19 Suite B-9
Palm Harbor, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MSS, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Charles Smith
CV/Counseling Services Inc.
(727) 608-7286
In Home Counseling Pinellas County In Home Counseling Pinellas County
Largo, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC, CAP, MAC, SAP
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Diso
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Anne Thal
Thal Associates
(813) 354-9444
3333 W KENNEDY BLVD SUITE 106
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Florida
42 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Delene Iacono
Delene Iacono, LCSW, RPT-S
(813) 857-6438
14502 N.Dale Mabry, Ste.331
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, RPT-S
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Miss. Danielle Mercuri
(727) 897-5899
The Journey
Safety Harbor, FL
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Sexual Abuse
Qualification
School: University of South Florida
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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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