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Grief Counseling for Pets Rockledge 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.

Ms. Michele Leone
New Hope Counseling Center
(813) 727-9893
450 Lee Ave
Satellite Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: BSN, RNFA, MA
Licensed in Florida
4 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Janet Hunt
Janet Newquist Hunt, LCSW
(321) 956-0282
1900 S Harbor City Blvd #218
Melbourne, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. R Lynne Grace
(321) 285-7600
Rejuvenate with Grace Inc.30 N Grove Street
Merritt Island, FL
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Barry University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Tracia Jungkurth
(321) 473-4465 x6
6767 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 401
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Addiction, Mood Disorders, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Ashland Theological Seminary-Ashland, OH
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Kristin K Wallace
(321) 607-8082
1370 Bedford Drive
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Central Florida
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 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
Average Cost
$50 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Denise Rivet
Brevard Counseling Clinic
(321) 733-2299
105 S Riverside Dr. Suite 100
Indialantic, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Candace Cowan
(321) 348-4381
Discovery Institute, PA845 Executive Lane
Rockledge, FL
Specialties
Pregnancy Loss, Postpartum Issues, Loss or Grief, Depression
Qualification
School: University of Central Florida
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Gail Nass
(321) 544-3000
Melbourne, FL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Viola Morris
Melbourne, FL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tracia Jungkurth
(321) 253-8887
Melbourne, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, 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.

Copyright 2009 BowTie Inc.

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