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Grief Counseling for Pets Enfield CT

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. Patricia Hanley
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(413) 565-7131
136 Dwight Road
Longmeadow, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW (MA) LCSW (CT)
Licensed in Massachusetts
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, Developmental Disability, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Caroline Farnham
Caroline Farnham, LCSW
(860) 523-9522
682 Prospect Ave
Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Str
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Maryann Palchak
(860) 904-4406
139 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Barry University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Andrew Oxman
(413) 238-1958
123 Dwight Road
Longmeadow, MA
Specialties
Spirituality, Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Massachusetts
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Carol Therrien
(860) 308-1775
1740 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Gay Issues, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Central Connecticut State University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Lisa Elswit
Lisa Elswit, LCSW
(860) 461-7964
682 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illn
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Evelyn Benoit
(860) 212-0289
998 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMFT
Licensed in Connecticut
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Patricia M Hanley
(413) 206-2289
136 Dwight Road
Longmeadow, MA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Domestic Abuse, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Maly Phimvongsa
(860) 254-5127
East Windsor, CT
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English, Laos

Anne Haubert
(860) 254-4882
Partners In Therapy, LLC1750 Ellington Rd
South Windsor, CT
Specialties
WOMEN'S ISSUES, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Central Connecticut State University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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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