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Grief Counseling for Pets Port Orange FL

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. Patricia Adams
Patricia A Adams, LCSW
(386) 451-2147
1452 N,US Hwy.1, Suite 112
Ormond Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lynda Ruf
Lynda Majure Ruf, EdS, LMFT, LMHC
(386) 738-7787
324 East Church St
DeLand, FL
Credentials
Credentials: EdS, LMFT, LMHC
Licensed in Florida
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Andrew Garber
(386) 243-3773
Port Orange Counseling Center209 Dunlawton Avenue
Port Orange, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Scranton
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Patricia Adams
(386) 243-3971
1452 N.US Highway 1, Suite 112
Ormond Beach, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: SUNY Albany
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Ms. Margaret M Aldridge
(386) 243-3117
New Smyrna Counceling Center261 North Causeway
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Univercity of Central Florida
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Christine Herman
Christine Herman
(386) 672-7274
570 Memorial Circle Suite 310
Ormond Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Russell Holloway
(386) 243-3330
Port Orange Counseling Center209 Dunlawton Ave
Port Orange, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Stetson University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Christine Herman, ACSW, LCSW, LLC
(386) 675-1090
Christine Herman, ACSW, LCSW, LLC570 Memorial Circle
Ormond Beach, FL
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Depression
Qualification
School: Michigan State University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Michael Ladwig
(386) 506-9381
Ormond Beach, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lynda Majure Ruf
(386) 738-7787
DeLand, FL
Practice Areas
Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, 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.

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