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Grief Counseling for Pets West Monroe LA

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.

Elizabeth Fuller
(318) 376-1730
West Monroe, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ryan Connor
(318) 396-8152
West Monroe, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mitchell Young
(318) 342-1255
Monroe, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Counselor Education, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joey Ratcliff
(318) 435-2146
Monroe, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Regina Wilder
(318) 345-2848
Monroe, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Charles A Gagnon
(318) 680-0094
West Monroe, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French, German, Dutch

John Edwards
(318) 998-3511
Monroe, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Eating Disorders, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Juanita Coutcher
(318) 361-4119
Monroe, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
ASL : American Sign Language

Sandra Dietle
(318) 342-5222
Monroe, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Equine Mobile Medicine
(318) 397-9000
9063 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA

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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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