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Grief Counseling for Pets Oak Park MI

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. Faustinia Loper
Faustinia T. Loper, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, PC
(248) 358-6780
26677 W. 12 Mile
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW., LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Lif
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Luann Adams
Luann Adams
(248) 546-0079
628 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI
Credentials
Credentials: RN ACSW LMFT BCPCC
Licensed in Michigan
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Se
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Laurie Epstein Kach
Laurie Epstein Kach, LMSW ACSW LLC
(248) 508-1411
29260 Franklin Road Suite 110
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, P
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Pamela Manela
Pamela Manela, LMSW, PLLC (ACSW, LMFT)
(248) 593-1717
32270 Telegraph Rd. Suite 240
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW-CM, LMFT, ACSW, DCSW, SSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Dis
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students, Diabetes
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:
Ms. Susan Belaney
Aging Resources, LLC
(248) 568-3643
26366 Alger St. Home Office: Cedar Cottage
Madison Hts., MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Thomas Reason
Families-R-Special Counseling Center
(313) 770-9492
13011 W. McNichols Suite 6
Detroit, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress
Populations Served
Step Families
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:
Dr. Kathy August
Kathy August , PsyD
(248) 546-6432
415 S. West Street, Ste. 150
Royal Oak, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Denise Johnson
Vital Options LLC
(248) 358-6926
26677 W. 12 Mile
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,CAC-1
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. David Hough
David R. Hough, ACSW, DCSW, P.C.
(248) 644-8783
(By Appointment)
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, DCSW
Licensed in Michigan
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Cancer Patients, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Julie Hamilton
Julie Hamilton, LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, P.C.
(248) 549-4197
31000 Telegraph Rd. Suite 130
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, P.C.
Licensed in Michigan
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Phobias, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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