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Grief Counseling for Pets Brattleboro VT

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. Helen Schepartz
(802) 257-0977
167 Main St. Suite 207
Brattleboro, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Diane Leardi
(802) 490-3101
54 Harris Pl
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Barry College
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Paula-Ayn Phillips
(603) 357-1180
Keene, NH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Rosie Fanale
(413) 624-6021
25 Bank Row, Greenfield, MA 01301
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Chronic Pain or Illness, Loss or Grief, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Yale University and Lesley College
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beacon Health

Ginnie Gilson
(413) 315-4657
28 High Street
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Mood Disorders, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Univ. of CT
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Forrest Seymour
Forrest Seymour LICSW, Psychotherapist
(603) 721-9979
103 Roxbury Street Suite 207
Keene, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Education/Personal Development, Attachment Disorders, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Penelope Simpson-Adams
(802) 387-2550
Putney, VT
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Christine Chamberlin
(603) 244-3534
51 Ralston Street
Keene, NH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Ball State University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Kevin Blanchard
(413) 579-6113
50 Chapman Street
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Spirituality, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BEACON HEALTH STRATEGIES

Jonathan P Levin
(413) 772-2935
Greenfield, MA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, 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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