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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Sumner WA

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...

Charles Rehberg
(253) 223-6059
Bonney Lake, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Kristen R Myers
(909) 474-7702
Crann Wellness & Psychological Services310 N. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Chronic Pain or Illness, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Loma Linda University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Carly J. Knapp, Ph.D.
(253) 237-4987
Carly J. Knapp, Ph.D.33515 10th Pl. S. Bldg. #16
Federal Way, WA
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Marilyn Boyle
(253) 572-7926
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Drs. David R. Moore And Jill Nealey-Moore
(253) 248-4521
Soundview Health Associates621 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Chronic Pain or Illness, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Utah, Harvard Medical, Brown Univ.
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Oasis Christian Counseling
(253) 214-3912
Oasis Christian Counseling2606 E Main Ave
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Liberty University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$30 - $60
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mary Phillips Green
(425) 753-0693
Puyallup, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Lori Thompson
(253) 655-0283
33507 9th Ave. South
Federal Way, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Seattle Pacific University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Native American
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ComPsych

Kathryn Kovich
(253) 238-8820
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gregory Scea
(253) 597-8022
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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