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Grief Counseling for Pets Pickens SC

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. Darlene Ann Levy
(864) 551-4490
316 C West Main Street
Pickens, SC
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Family Conflict, Child or Adolescent, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Fordham University
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Stephen E Talley
(864) 295-4343
Easley, SC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Alice M Keagy
(864) 214-7860
Robin''s Nest Counseling206 Couch Lane
Easley, SC
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Family Conflict, Child or Adolescent, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Barry University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Judith Quinn-Bliss
(864) 784-2405
Clemson, SC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Candace Dorsey
(864) 271-4291
Greenville, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Debra Epps
(864) 269-3311
Easley, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kelly Bushey
Pelzer, SC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nancy Mann
Central, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Holly Partin
(864) 882-0475
Clemson, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Martha R Durham
(864) 481-1890
Partner, North Main Counseling617 North Main Counseling
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Auburn University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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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