Subscribe to VETERINARY PRACTICE NEWS   SUBSCRIBER SERVICES   
VPN Logo   
 Home   About Us   Contact Us
 

Grief Counseling for Pets Bronx NY

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. Midge Lunsford
Midlun Psychotherapy
(718) 308-6243
720 Pelham Parkway South Bronx
Bronx, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, PhD
Licensed in New York
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Mark Bernstein
Manhattan Psychiatric Center
(646) 672-6367
Director, Social Work
Ward's Island, NY
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW, BCD
Licensed in New York
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Naomi Mark
(212) 222-1685
915 West End Avenue
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Per
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Leslie Hendelman
Leslie Hendelman, LCSW
(212) 316-2554
666 West End Avenue #10G
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
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. Lesley Stevens
Lesley B Stevens, LMHC
(917) 885-7688
160-68 21st Avenue
Whitestone, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC
Licensed in New York
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders,
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Ronnie Kagle
Clinical Social Worker
(914) 522-3531
5997 Riverdale Ave Bronx, N.Y. 2521 Palisade Ave Bronx, N.Y.
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life
Populations Served
Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Stone
Blue Skye Consulting, LLC
(201) 567-5596
560 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Judith Fichtenholtz
Judith Fichtenholtz LCSW
(201) 886-8096
1567 Palisade Ave
Fort Lee, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Grief/Loss, Stress
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. William Lent
William T. Lent, LCSW
(646) 322-1582
350 Central Park West (at 95th Street) #1F
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Robert S. Berger
Robert S. Berger, Ph.D., LCSW-R
(212) 865-2360
150 West 95th Street, Suite 1A
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Tra
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:
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.
 
DO

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.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Veterinary Practice News