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Grief Counseling for Pets Coldwater MI

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.

Burlingame Loren E Dvm
(517) 741-7885
727 N Broadway St
Union City, MI

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Colon Animal Clinic
(269) 432-3610
490 S Burr Oak Rd
Colon, MI

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Ms. Marlene Lathrop
Marlene L. Lathrop, LMSW, BCD Behavioral Health Offices
(616) 942-4002
2020 Raybrook, SE Suite 203
Grand Rapids, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, BCD
Licensed in Michigan
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Sue Pabst
Transitions: Counseling Services
(616) 754-9420
507 S. Nelson Drive Suite A
Greenville, MI
Credentials
Credentials: CLMSW
Licensed in Michigan
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, 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)

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Mr. Owen Bolton
Owen L. Bolton, LMSW, ACSW.
(269) 979-4800
9 Heritage Oak Lane Suite 9
Battle Creek, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Men's Issues, Postpartum
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Athens Animal Clinic
(269) 729-4186
345 E Mill St
Athens, MI

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Ms. Katen Park
(313) 565-5937
2314 Monroe St.
Dearborn, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Sexuality Issues, Psychosomatic, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Patricia Wood
Employee Asssitance Services
(231) 894-7549
One Misco Dr.
Whitehall, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Anger Management
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. David Votruba
David Votruba PhD PLC
(734) 929-3700
400 Maynard Street, Suite 206
Ann Arbor, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, PLC, LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Kathleen Hyink
Performance Enhancement Solutions, Inc.
(616) 365-6555
2355 Belmont Center Drive Suite 101
Belmont, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted
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.

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