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Grief Counseling for Pets Bloomfield CT

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. Caroline Farnham
Caroline Farnham, LCSW
(860) 523-9522
682 Prospect Ave
Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Str
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Evelyn Benoit
(860) 212-0289
998 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMFT
Licensed in Connecticut
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Patricia Hanley
same
(413) 565-7131
136 Dwight Road
Longmeadow, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW (MA) LCSW (CT)
Licensed in Massachusetts
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, Developmental Disability, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Gary E Alger
(860) 308-1951
670 Prospect Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Addiction, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Andover Newton Theological School
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Aimee Golbert
(860) 308-1437 x2
West Hartford Counseling Center664 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Lisa Elswit
Lisa Elswit, LCSW
(860) 461-7964
682 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illn
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Audrey Bennett
Audrey Bennett
(860) 819-8570
100 West Main Street
Plainville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LADC
Licensed in Connecticut
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Joanne Wholey
(860) 836-5125
Bloomfield, CT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dianne Sullivan
(860) 586-8800
Hartford, CT
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Elaine Knowlden
(860) 356-0886 x1
670 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Transsexual Issues
Qualification
School: Fordham University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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