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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Topeka KS

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. Jody Koerner
Jody Koerner, LSCSW
(785) 249-4847
5040 SW 28th Street
Topeka, KS
Credentials
Credentials: LSCSW
Licensed in Kansas
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Elder Abuse, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Twins, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Rhonda Halverson
(785) 914-4231
Pathways for Life, LLC2950 SW Woodside Drive
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Borderline Personality, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Washburn University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Lifelong Pet Health Care
(785) 274-9911
2855 SE Kansas Pl
Topeka, KS
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

University Bird & Small Animal Clinic
(785) 233-3185
2619 SW 17th St
Topeka, KS

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North Valley Animal Hospital
(785) 233-6644
417 NE Us Highway 24
Topeka, KS

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Dr. Alice Brand Bartlett
(785) 318-4783
3649 SW Burlingame Road
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Sexual Abuse, Professional Identity Development, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Fielding University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Potwin Pet Clinic
(785) 256-0996
526 SW Washburn
Topeka, KS
Promotion
Free nail trim with any service. Must bring this coupon at time of service.
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

West Ridge Animal Hospital
(785) 260-0940
2147 SW Westport Dr
Topeka, KS
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Equine Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Western Hills Veterinary Hosp
(785) 235-9123
2101 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS

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Lifelong Pet Health Care
(785) 267-0391
2855 SE Kansas Pl
Topeka, KS

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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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