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Bereavement Counseling for Pets Zachary LA

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. Daronda Parker Lathan
Generations Individual and Family Treatment Services, LLC
(225) 281-0968
4507 Fausse Drive
Baker, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Peggy Arcement
(225) 387-2287
Baton Rouge, LA
Practice Areas
Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Shawn Gordon
(225) 925-0555
Baton Rouge, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Emelie Wright
(225) 686-5826
Baton Rouge Counseling11606 Southfork Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Louisiana State University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: I do not accept insurance but I can give

Ms. Bernie Kray
(225) 366-7931
8748 Quarters Lake Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Addiction, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: LSU
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Viki Guillot
(225) 654-5808
Baton Rouge, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Aging/Gerontological, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Katharine L Volk
(225) 369-0999
7341 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Louisiana State University
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Alysius Allen
(225) 778-0992
Baton Rouge, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lucy Rogers
(225) 803-6270
Baton Rouge, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sherwood South Animal Hospital, Emergency & Critical Care Center
(225) 366-9930
3803 S Sherwood Forest Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Promotion
New puppies get a free dose of Heartgard Plus. New kittens get a free dose of Revolution. Both puppies and kittens receive a free new pet pack with the first checkup. All together a $25.00 value absolutely free. Excludes emergencies.
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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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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