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Grief Counseling for Pets Bel Air MD

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. Cynthia Lincoln
Cynthia M. Lincoln, LCSW-C, LLC
(443) 466-6830
100 Bourbon Street Post Office Box 873
Havre de Grace, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions, Sleep Disorders, Psychosomatic
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Helen Kauffman
HELEN KAUFFMAN, LCSW-C
(410) 908-8778
222 Bosley Avenue, Suite C-2
Baltimore, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Relig
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Lynne Farbman
(410) 771-0157
Executive Plaza 1 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 408
Hunt Valley, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenti
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Matthew Swan
(443) 692-7940
Swan Expressive Therapies260 Gateway Drive
Bel Air, MD
Specialties
Loss or Grief, OCD, Autism, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: MCP Hahnemann Univ at Drexel
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: All PPO Plans

Mrs. Amanda Bolen
(636) 377-0944
Swan Expressive Therapies260 Gateway Drive Bldg. 111, Suite 3-4 B
Bel Air, MD
Specialties
Pregnancy concerns, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Mary Burke
Mary C. Burke, LCSW-C , BCD
(410) 321-6695
204 E. Joppa Rd
Towson, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, BCD
Licensed in Maryland
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transit
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Cynthia Browne
(410) 938-8474
6525 North Charles St. Suite 236
Towson, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Edu
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Joanne Shilling Faber
(410) 569-5001
Bel Air, MD
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Erin McConnell
(240) 696-4127
Swan Expressive Therapies260 Gateway Dr.
Bel Air, MD
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Southwestern College, Santa Fe, NM
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Bernice C Wilhelm
(410) 970-6443
Dare To Hope, LLC421 Bernice Terrace
Aberdeen, MD
Specialties
Cancer Issues, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: University of Great Falls
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Fee for service

Data Provided by:

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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