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Veterinary Training Albuquerque NM

If veterinarians follow the pediatrician model, we need to inform the “parents” about their pet’s condition. Are physicians and veterinarians too blunt when they inform us with the statistical prognosis?

Ms. Cathy Schueler
Bosque Mental Health Associates, Inc.
(505) 503-6838
7013 4th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM
Credentials
Credentials: MA, MSW, LPAT, LISW
Licensed in New Mexico
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Shara Moscinska
Placitas Healing Center
(505) 385-1932
03 Homesteads Rd. Ste. E
Placitas, NM
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPCC
Licensed in New Mexico
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issue
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Michael Morad-McCoy
(505) 291-6314
Albuquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Johanne Leger
(505) 401-7927
1400 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Southwestern College
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Louise Adelstone
(505) 417-1195
Alburquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Lynette Curley, Roam
WellSpring Holistic
(505) 306-6272
12836 Lomas NE, Ste. B
Albuquerque, NM
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in New Mexico
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Runaways, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Life Strategies Counseling Inc
(505) 672-8961
Life Strategies Counseling Inc3200 Carlisle Blvd NE, Suite 120
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster, UNM OF N.M. /Highlands University,
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Kyoko Sonoda
(505) 553-0388
Albuquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Japanese

Linda Abalos
(505) 974-0104
Albuquerque, NM
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. James L Zacharias
(505) 407-4084
3214 Purdue Pl. NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Sex Therapy, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Columbia Pacific University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Corphealth

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Why is Deception So Common?

It has always bothered me when doctors and nurses blandly tell dying human patients that they will be “OK.” I am also bothered when I hear veterinarians and their support staff tell pet owners that their pet is going to be “all right” despite a poor prognosis looming overhead.

We may feel guilty if we take away a person’s hope, but should we lie about reality? Deception is all too common a habit in the human health care field, but should veterinarians also support the false hopes of their clients? Should frank lies come straight from health care professionals who encourage terminal patients to thrash in the gears of the “mindless machinery” of medicine? Is there harm in giving clients the truth about their pet’s actual condition and probable prognosis, at least as a reality check?

If veterinarians follow the pediatrician model, we need to inform the “parents” about their pet’s condition. Are physicians and veterinarians too blunt when they inform us with the statistical prognosis? Is there a more compassionate way to say, “You have six months to live”? How can this difficult information be gently delivered to the family without ripping their hearts out and stomping on their hope?

Deception is commonplace in the human and pet food and supplements industry. We know that 38 percent of the labels in the supplement and nutraceutical industry are not what they claim to be.

In a 2008 University of Chicago medical ethics survey of human oncologists, 73 percent said progno...

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