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Grief Counseling for Pets Huntersville NC

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.

Mrs. Kristin Kirk
Kristin Kirk, LCSW
(704) 237-0421
903 Northeast Drive Suite 101
Davidson, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Dual
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Jane Patterson
Dilworth Psychotherapy
(704) 334-4300
1717 Cleveland Ave.
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Me
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Michael Tanis
(704) 892-4082
Cornelius, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Linda Cason
(704) 437-2762
Davidson, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jennifer Coleman
(704) 987-2560
Cornelius, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Ann Dodd
(704) 293-8087
2014 Park Drive
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in North Carolina
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Attachment Disor
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Data Provided by:
Brelonda Walker
(704) 896-6044
Cornelius, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nance Longworth
(704) 894-2451
Davidson, NC
Practice Areas
Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Amy Metzgar
(704) 881-3884
Cornelius, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Patricia Murray
(704) 894-2099
Davidson, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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.

Copyright 2009 BowTie Inc.

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