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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Sicklerville NJ

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. Renee Friedman-Stemmer
Renee F. Stemmer, MSW, LCSW
(856) 985-6300
1930 E. Marlton Pike, Ste. N70
Cherry Hill, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Self Abuse, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Tran
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Victoria Stevenson
Victoria Stevenson
(609) 781-0278
560 Stokes Rd.
Medford, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LCADC
Licensed in New Jersey
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Ilana Benyosef
(610) 232-0630
fairmount ave.
Philadelphia, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LSW
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Orientation, Stress
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Francis McManus
(856) 629-9925
Turnersville, NJ
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Lynn Wilby
(215) 583-3340
Lynn Wilby M.Ed., LPCEchelon Professional Center
Voorhees, NJ
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Antioch University
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Carann Feazell
Carann S. Feazell, MSSW, LCSW
(856) 755-0800
1101 N. Kings Highway Suite 310
Cherry Hill, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Pe
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Terrilyn Hickman
Community College of Philadelphia
(215) 751-8550
1700 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Education/Personal Development, Elder Abuse
Populations Served
Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Patricia Russell
(856) 309-5031
Sicklerville, NJ
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Philip Giordano
(856) 374-3212
Laurel Springs, NJ
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. I Barry Bell
(856) 494-6097
2301 Evesham Road
Voorhees, NJ
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
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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