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Grief Counseling for Pets Kewanee 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.

Ryan, C J, DVM - Kewanee Veterinary Clinic
(309) 852-2252
206 Townsedge Rd
Kewanee, IL

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Waidmann, Verna, Dvm - Sauk Trail Animal Hospital
(309) 854-7002
107 E Mill St Ste 1
Kewanee, IL

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Atkinson Veterinary Svc
(309) 936-7911
505 N State St
Geneseo, IL

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Mr. Daniel Kill
Daniel J. Kill
(708) 261-7423
1101 Lake Street Suite 304
Oak Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
Disabled, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Donald Bensing
CONSULTANT
(847) 698-1772
1716 Park Ridge Pt.
Park Ridge, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Illinois
42 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transiti
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Richard Baird Veterinary Svc
(309) 852-5608
28433 N 900 Ave
Kewanee, IL

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Kewanee Veterinary Clinic
(309) 852-2252
206 Townsedge Rd
Kewanee, IL

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Mrs. Hellen McDonald
Hellen G. McDonald Counseling
(217) 378-8575
44 E. Main St, #505
Champaign, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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Ms. Sharon Pelletier
(708) 574-9475
6601 W. North Avenue Suite 3
Oak Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Inter
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), 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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