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Grief Counseling for Pets Durango CO

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.

Elizabeth Allen
(970) 759-6422
Durango, CO
Practice Areas
Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Riverview Animal Hospital
(970) 444-7271
670 S Camino del Rio
Durango, CO
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Surgery

Ms. Phyllis Barron
Daybreak Counseling
(719) 651-0504
1873 Austin Bluffs Parkway Suite 102
Colorado Springs, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Grief/Loss, Sexual Orientation, Trauma/PTSD, Elder Abuse, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Joan Getz-Heller
Joan Getz-Heller, LCSW
(303) 759-9171
4770 East Iliff Avenue, #104
Denver, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, E
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Ann Norris
Ann M. Norris, MSW LCSW
(303) 543-7777
1634 Walnut, Suite 201
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, P
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Eileen Genevieve Andricovich
(970) 281-5902
102 E 8th ST
Durango, CO
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern CT State University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: First Choice Health

Riverview Animal Hospital
(866) 381-8008
670 S Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Michelle Rudnicki
Rocky Mountain Psychological Associates
(720) 490-9312
5860 South Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pr
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Marilee Snyder
(303) 669-9787
1722 14th St., Suite 130
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Colorado
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias,
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:
Dr. Beverly Noyes
VAST Wellness Center
(800) 381-7518
2323 South Troy Suite 107 & 108
Aurora, CO
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LPC
Licensed in Colorado
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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