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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Saugus MA

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. Fusako Page
Fusako I. Page Psychotherapy for children and adults
(781) 910-4483
6 Pleasant Street Suite 314
Malden, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Mark Steinberg
Mark Steinberg, Ph.D.
(781) 598-6680
440 Humphrey Street Suite 3
Swampscott, MA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders, Men's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Leslie Woodworth
Therapy of the Heart and Spirit
(781) 729-7075
10 Water St.
Winchester, MA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationshi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
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:
Dr. John Riley
John Riley, PhD
(617) 846-5669
193 Main Street
Winthrop, MA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in Massachusetts
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phys
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled
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. James Bennett
James Bennett LICSW
(781) 488-0099
366 Massachusetts Avenue Suite 304
Arlington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Dan Pollets
Dan F. Pollets, Ph.D.
(781) 391-8899
92 High St. 32T Armory Building
Medford, MA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Sexuality Issues, Anger Management, Men's Issue
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Betsy Lang
(888) 502-4442
3 Essex Green Drive Suite 1
Peabody, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, OSW-C, DCSW, CT
Licensed in Massachusetts
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Twins, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Deborah Mendleson
Pathways Counseling Service
(978) 239-4563
30 Church Street, Suite203
Salem, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias,
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Linda Krupp
Linda Krupp, LICSW
(617) 628-3535
240A Elm Street
Somerville, MA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW, BCD
Licensed in Massachusetts
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Judy Glick
Judy Glick LMHC
(781) 646-2282
259 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC, LCSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religiou
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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