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Grief Counseling for Pets Oxon Hill MD

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. Tanya Clausen
(703) 518-8883
300 North Washington St. Suite 305
Alexandria, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Dis
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Ronda Bresnick Hauss
(202) 544-5050
1308 Constitution Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in DC
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Stephanie Thomopoulos
GertiatriCare Management
(703) 313-6114
6018 Woodlake Lane
Alexandria, VA
Credentials
Credentials: BCD, CMC, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C,
Licensed in Virginia
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Elder Abuse
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Patricia DeLorme
Patricia M. DeLorme, PhD. LICSW, LCSW-C
(202) 496-1818
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N. W. 10th Floor
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C
Licensed in DC
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, St
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Michael Giordano
(202) 460-6384
1633 Q Street NW Suite 219
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orient
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Edmond Degaiffier
(202) 297-1700
530 Seventh St. SE
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in DC
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Randy Thurman
Randy Beck Thurman, Inc.
(202) 496-1818
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Suite 806
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Is
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, 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:
Mr. Daniel Wilson
Daniel W. Wilson, PLLC
(202) 669-5959
1350 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 1030
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, At
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Karenna Armington
Armington Psychotherapy Practice
(202) 510-1141
1555 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Gender Identity, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Mindy Jacobs
Mindy Jacobs, Ph.D, PC, ABPP
(202) 265-1103
1808 T NW
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LICSW
Licensed in DC
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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.

Copyright 2009 BowTie Inc.

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