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Grief Counseling for Pets Waterville ME

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.

Central Maine Counseling PC. Inc.
(207) 358-4948
Central Maine Counseling PC. Inc.106 Business Court
Pittsfield, ME
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, ADHD
Qualification
School: University of Southern Maine Portland
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Children
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Lakeside Veterinary Clinic
(207) 465-7387
88 Libby Hill Rd
Oakland, ME

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Gibson, Gail H, Dvm - Animal Medical Clinic
(207) 474-8376
413 North Ave
Skowhegan, ME

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Ms. Roberta Bass
Roberta Bass LCSW, BCD
(207) 874-0050
17 South St.
Portland, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,BCD
Licensed in Maine
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Denise Hammond
Denise Hammond Counseling
(207) 251-1282
62 Portland Road
Kennebunk, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitio
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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New England Animal Hospital
(207) 873-4668
2 Pleasant St
Waterville, ME

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Sabean, Eleanor C, Dvm - Lakeside Veterinary Clinic
(207) 465-7387
88 Libby Hill Rd
Oakland, ME

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Cat Hospital
(207) 623-1228
605 Western Ave
Manchester, ME

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Dr. Susan Lord
Susan Lord
(207) 363-8814
Rte. 91
York, ME
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LICSW
Licensed in Maine
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Ann Meredith
Life Enhancement Therapy
(207) 985-7732
11 York St. Suite 101
Kennebunk, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCPC, LMHC
Licensed in Maine
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Developmental Disability, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Anger Managem
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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