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Grief Counseling for Pets Cordova 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. Betsy Mandel-Carley
Betsy Mandel-Carley LCSW
(901) 683-1422
5350 Poplar Ave Suite 314
Memphis, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Tennessee
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Susan Hutchinson
The Counseling Center
(901) 487-0238
Lockett Street
Memphis, TN
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Tennessee
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Devoe Burford
(901) 848-8557
Cordova, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Barbara Harris
(901) 488-7905
Germantown, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Barbara Cooper Radinsky
(901) 683-1912
Memphis, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Hebrew

Mr. Joseph Pfeiffer
JRP Counseling Services
(901) 606-7305
210 North Auburndale St
Memphis, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, A
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Patrick Hopper
(901) 647-9760
Cordova, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Keith Fussell
(901) 382-3888
Bartlett, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Terry Orgel
(901) 754-9423
Germantown, TN
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Donna Melton
(901) 765-1000
Memphis, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

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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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