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Grief Counseling for Pets Branson MO

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.

Mrs. Deborah Calhoun
(417) 708-9438
Community Chrisitan Counseling Center301 W. Pacific Street
Branson, MO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Eating Disorders, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Kelly R Huisenga
(417) 343-3443
Spokane, MO
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Carol Sullivan
Barnes-Jewish Hosptial
(314) 454-8467
216 S. Kingshighway Mailstop 90-33-677
St. Louis, MO
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment
Populations Served
Disabled, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Kelly Storck
(314) 540-8593
7902 Big Bend
Webster Groves, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Life Tr
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Linda Horrell
Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care
(636) 527-7615
121 Creve Couer
Manchester, MO
Credentials
Credentials: M.Div, BCC,MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Cristin Martinez
(417) 546-6003
Forsyth, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Kirbyville Veterinary Clinic
(417) 336-3344
4525 E State Hwy 76
Kirbyville, MO

Data Provided by:
Dr. Robin Turner
Dr. Robin L. Turner
(314) 726-1555
141 N. Meramec Ave. #208/209
Clayton, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, PSY.D
Licensed in Missouri
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Self Abuse, Stress
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Renee Gebhart
Collaborative Marriage & Family Counseling
(314) 276-1680
1066 Executive Parkway Suite 103
St. Louis, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Ang
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lizabeth Werner
Counseling Concepts
(636) 390-4422
200 West 12th Street
Washington, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental I
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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.

Copyright 2009 BowTie Inc.

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