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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Tuscaloosa AL

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...

Toni Hampton
(205) 759-3516
Tuscaloosa, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Susan Christian
(205) 454-5460
Tuscaloosa, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kevin Thornthwaite
(205) 348-3597
Tuscaloosa, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alfred Thorington
(205) 752-7557
Northport, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alberta Veterinary Clinic
(205) 556-2666
2521 10th St E
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Ms. Laura McNulty
(205) 258-0224
2810 Eighth St
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Depression, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: California Institute of Integral Studies
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mark Leggett
(205) 454-1365
Tuscaloosa, AL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Beverly Guenther
(205) 344-5507
Northport, AL
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Michael W Mattison
Northport, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Wendt, Christy, Dvm - Shamblin Veterinary Clinic
(205) 759-1289
235 Mcfarland Blvd
Northport, AL

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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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