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Grief Counseling for Pets Highland Park IL

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. Edward Kaufman
EDWARD P. KAUFMAN, MSW, LCSW, BCD
(847) 432-7440
508 Central Ave. Suite 212
Highland Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Illinois
46 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Ps
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Step Families, Gifted, Grandparents, College Students
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:
Mrs. Linda Bliwas
Linda Bliwas
(847) 236-1000
2151 Waukegan Road
Bannockburn, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Pam Meyerson
Pam Meyerson & Associates P.C.
(847) 579-0136
900 Skokie Blvd. #100
Northbrook, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Obsessive/Co
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Toni Pliskin
(847) 429-5929
3375 North Arlington Heights Road Suite J
Arlington Heights, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial Families/Couples, Bi
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. Paulette Stronczek
(847) 917-3044
636 Church Street Suite 719
Evanston, IL
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Gifted, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Julienne Derichs
Couples Counseling Today
(847) 266-8484
Off Greenbay Road Between Lake Forest and Highland Park
Highwood, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LCPC
Licensed in Illinois
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Phillip Elbaum
Private Practice
(847) 948-8696
35 Greenbriar
Deerfield, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CADC
Licensed in Illinois
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Linda Walker
Linda Walker, LCSW
(847) 866-8865
3330 Old Glenview Road Suite 15
Wilmette, IL
Credentials
Credentials: JD, MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Nancy Peter
(847) 212-6329
3330 Old Glenview Road Suite 1
Wilmette, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PT
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Gela Altman
(847) 710-8106
5225 Old Orchard Rd., Suite 1-2
Skokie, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Sleep Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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