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Grief Counseling for Pets Ewa Beach HI

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. Clary Mitchell-Smith
(808) 951-8560
2015 Lime Street #204
Honolulu, HI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Hawaii
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relation
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Eleanor Sharsh
(808) 485-0206
Aiea, HI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Ellen Dumonceau
(808) 523-0783
1188 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston University
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Caroline E. Sakai
(808) 753-5797
Thought Field Therapy Inc.1300 Pali Hwy
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: PhD/Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, UH MSW
Year of Graduation: 1966
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Ellen Dumonceau
(808) 523-0783
Kaneohe, HI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston University
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Sharon Usagawa
Ho`omalie/Tranquility
(808) 386-8523
970 N. Kalaheo Ave. Suite C201
Kailua, HI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Hawaii
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Self Abuse, Spiritual/Religious Concern
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mari McCaig
(808) 388-1230
Honolulu, HI
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Dr. Mary K Myers
(808) 550-0991
1188 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Pacific Grad School of Psych
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Kalaloa Counseling, LLC
(808) 228-6068
Kalaloa Counseling, LLC401 Kamakee Street #400, #401
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Fuller Theological Seminary - School of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: HMSA, HMSA Quest

Dr. edward s kubany
(808) 284-4497
Behavior Therapy Clinic4211 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Domestic Abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Hawaii
Year of Graduation: 1971
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: 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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