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Grief Counseling for Pets Sicklerville NJ

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. Renee Friedman-Stemmer
Renee F. Stemmer, MSW, LCSW
(856) 985-6300
1930 E. Marlton Pike, Ste. N70
Cherry Hill, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Self Abuse, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Tran
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Victoria Stevenson
Victoria Stevenson
(609) 781-0278
560 Stokes Rd.
Medford, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LCADC
Licensed in New Jersey
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Ilana Benyosef
(610) 232-0630
fairmount ave.
Philadelphia, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LSW
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Orientation, Stress
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Francis McManus
(856) 629-9925
Turnersville, NJ
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Lynn Wilby
(215) 583-3340
Lynn Wilby M.Ed., LPCEchelon Professional Center
Voorhees, NJ
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Antioch University
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Carann Feazell
Carann S. Feazell, MSSW, LCSW
(856) 755-0800
1101 N. Kings Highway Suite 310
Cherry Hill, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Pe
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Terrilyn Hickman
Community College of Philadelphia
(215) 751-8550
1700 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Education/Personal Development, Elder Abuse
Populations Served
Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Patricia Russell
(856) 309-5031
Sicklerville, NJ
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Philip Giordano
(856) 374-3212
Laurel Springs, NJ
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. I Barry Bell
(856) 494-6097
2301 Evesham Road
Voorhees, NJ
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Data Provided by:

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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