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Grief Counseling for Pets Chattanooga TN

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. Sidonna Bright
Private Psychiatric Outpatient
(423) 596-0365
427 E. Fifth St., Ste. 102 Chatt. Tn. 37403 1717 James Blvd. Signal Mtn.Tn.
Chattanooga, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,RPT, CGP, Dip-FC, CCDV
Licensed in Tennessee
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Ab
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Twins, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Biracial, Grandparents
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 +)

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Christy Falco
(423) 248-2532
633 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Barry University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Jane N Geiger
(423) 994-0034
Chattanooga Counseling & Mediation Center50 Frazier Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Ashland Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Charitable Giving

Sam Bernard
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Judith Coyle
(423) 855-0402
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ladina Shan Alexander
(423) 580-6594
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Janet Harrison
(423) 266-7479
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathy Fraley
(423) 209-5535
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Christy Falco
(423) 248-2532
314 Fairy Trail
Lookout Mountain, TN
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Barry University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Angie Mitchell
(423) 465-4672
Lighthouse Counseling and Life Skills Center7209 Hamilton Acres Circle
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 5 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
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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