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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Sterling CO

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...

Dr. Beverly Noyes
VAST Wellness Center
(800) 381-7518
2323 South Troy Suite 107 & 108
Aurora, CO
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LPC
Licensed in Colorado
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Carrie Bowerman
Carrie Bowerman, LCSW
(303) 487-4217
11178 Huron Street, Suite 7
Northglenn, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
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:
Ms. Maxine Gower
Maxine Gower Psychotherapy Services
(303) 875-5046
2885 Aurora Avenue Suite #8
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, PsyA
Licensed in Colorado
18 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, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obse
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Barry Erdman
Barry Erdman & Associates, Inc.
(303) 444-1404
1900 Folsom Street Suite 203
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Colorado
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting Issue
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Ann Norris
Ann M. Norris, MSW LCSW
(303) 543-7777
1634 Walnut, Suite 201
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, P
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples
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:
Ms. Phyllis Barron
Daybreak Counseling
(719) 651-0504
1873 Austin Bluffs Parkway Suite 102
Colorado Springs, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Grief/Loss, Sexual Orientation, Trauma/PTSD, Elder Abuse, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Libby Bortz
Libby Bortz LCSW Ltd.
(303) 798-1110
5601 S Broadway #345
Littleton, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Li
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Ellen Berk
Interactions Counseing P.C.
(303) 796-7908
7700 Ea.Arapahoe Rd #260
Centennial, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Colorado
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Self Abuse, Spiritual/Religi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, 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. Marilee Snyder
(303) 669-9787
1722 14th St., Suite 130
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Colorado
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias,
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Michelle Rudnicki
Rocky Mountain Psychological Associates
(720) 490-9312
5860 South Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pr
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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