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Grief Counseling for Pets Sumner WA

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.

Charles Rehberg
(253) 223-6059
Bonney Lake, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Kristen R Myers
(909) 474-7702
Crann Wellness & Psychological Services310 N. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Chronic Pain or Illness, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Loma Linda University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Carly J. Knapp, Ph.D.
(253) 237-4987
Carly J. Knapp, Ph.D.33515 10th Pl. S. Bldg. #16
Federal Way, WA
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Drs. David R. Moore And Jill Nealey-Moore
(253) 248-4521
Soundview Health Associates621 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Chronic Pain or Illness, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Utah, Harvard Medical, Brown Univ.
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Marilyn Boyle
(253) 572-7926
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Oasis Christian Counseling
(253) 214-3912
Oasis Christian Counseling2606 E Main Ave
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Liberty University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$30 - $60
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mary Phillips Green
(425) 753-0693
Puyallup, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Lori Thompson
(253) 655-0283
33507 9th Ave. South
Federal Way, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Seattle Pacific University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Native American
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
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ComPsych

Kathryn Kovich
(253) 238-8820
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Debra Marie Bretey
(253) 565-7038
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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