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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. Helen Schepartz
(802) 257-0977
167 Main St. Suite 207
Brattleboro, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Diane Leardi
(802) 490-3101
54 Harris Pl
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Barry College
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ 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
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Paula-Ayn Phillips
(603) 357-1180
Keene, NH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jonathan P Levin
(413) 772-2935
Greenfield, MA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Rosie Fanale
(413) 624-6021
25 Bank Row, Greenfield, MA 01301
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Chronic Pain or Illness, Loss or Grief, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Yale University and Lesley College
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beacon Health

Mr. Forrest Seymour
Forrest Seymour LICSW, Psychotherapist
(603) 721-9979
103 Roxbury Street Suite 207
Keene, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Education/Personal Development, Attachment Disorders, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

Data Provided by:
Penelope Simpson-Adams
(802) 387-2550
Putney, VT
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Christine Chamberlin
(603) 244-3534
51 Ralston Street
Keene, NH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Ball State University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Kevin Blanchard
(413) 579-6113
50 Chapman Street
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Spirituality, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BEACON HEALTH STRATEGIES

Ginnie Gilson
(413) 315-4657
28 High Street
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Mood Disorders, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Univ. of CT
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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?

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