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Grief Counseling for Pets Doylestown PA

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.

Mr. Nick Weingarten
Nick Weingarten
(215) 262-3220
780 Newtown- Yardley Rd. Suite 321
Newtown, PA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Lucy Raizman
Council for Relationships
(215) 345-8454
921-A North Bethlehem Pike Suite 205B 16 N. Franklin St. Suite 101
Springhouse, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, S
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Cindy Perkiss
(215) 836-2410
7916-26 Queen Street Suite 203
Wyndmoor, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Trans
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Margaret Preston
Perfect Perceptions, LLC
(215) 805-1742
1407 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown, PA
Credentials
Credentials: DSW, LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Judith Strong
Judith H Strong, LSW
(610) 275-0722
2500 DeKalb Pike
Norristown, PA
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW,LSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issue
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Helena Beatus
The Psychotherapy Center
(215) 579-7808
289 N. Sycamore Street
Newtown, PA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in New York
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tra
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Patricia McGettigan
Yardley Center for Psychology
(215) 321-9653
1098 Washington Crossing Rd Suite 1
Washington Crossing, PA
Credentials
Credentials: M.S.
Licensed in Pennsylvania
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Eileen Joseph
Geriatric
(215) 938-3417
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Linda Flower
(609) 737-0233
84 Route 31 North, Suite 200
Pennington, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW
Licensed in New Jersey
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Joanne Whitworth
(215) 219-8992
Doylestown, PA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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.
 
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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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