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Grief Counseling for Pets Albuquerque NM

As we tend to the animals in our care, we will lose patients to death despite our best efforts. Often at these times, we are exposed to the emotions of the families who have loved them. For some, there are dramatic outbursts; for others, emotions will be put on hold for private moments.

Ms. Cathy Schueler
Bosque Mental Health Associates, Inc.
(505) 503-6838
7013 4th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM
Credentials
Credentials: MA, MSW, LPAT, LISW
Licensed in New Mexico
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Shara Moscinska
Placitas Healing Center
(505) 385-1932
03 Homesteads Rd. Ste. E
Placitas, NM
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPCC
Licensed in New Mexico
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issue
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. James L Zacharias
(505) 407-4084
3214 Purdue Pl. NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Sex Therapy, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Columbia Pacific University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Corphealth

Megan Sturges
(505) 232-8119
Albuquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Michael Morad-McCoy
(505) 291-6314
Albuquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Lynette Curley, Roam
WellSpring Holistic
(505) 306-6272
12836 Lomas NE, Ste. B
Albuquerque, NM
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in New Mexico
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Runaways, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Johanne Leger
(505) 401-7927
1400 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Southwestern College
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Lydia Lennihan
(505) 681-0708
Albuquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Louise Adelstone
(505) 417-1195
Alburquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Linda Abalos
(505) 974-0104
Albuquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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Respect and Accept: A Look at Grief With the Veterinary Client

Death and dying are uncomfortable subjects. For some, it stirs up painful memories of past losses. For others, it is a reminder of our mortality or the mortality of those we love.

As we tend to the animals in our care, we will lose patients to death despite our best efforts. Often at these times, we are exposed to the emotions of the families who have loved them. For some, there are dramatic outbursts; for others, emotions will be put on hold for private moments.

As different as people are, so are their reactions. No right or wrong. We must respect and accept the fact that we all grieve and express grief in our own way and in our own time, and we must be there to support our clients through this time.

Often, we’re uncomfortable with client reactions. No one likes seeing someone sad and crying, and we fumble, sometimes, in an attempt to make them feel better. Recognize, first of all, that it’s not possible to make them feel better at that time. With that in mind, there are some things you can do and some things that shouldn't be done during those times of client grief.
 
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Ø Find a place for quiet

Whatever the situation—a client rushing in with an injured pet or a pet dead on arrival, or an expected euthanasia—find a quiet place for the family. If a comfort room is not available, an exam room is the next best choice. If they need to fill out paperwork, take it with you as you escort them.

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