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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. Deborah Thompson
Deborah A. Thompson, LCSW
(219) 331-3192
Valparaiso, IN
Valparaiso, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Gifted, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Elizabeth Elgersma
Chicago Christian Counseling Center
(708) 596-9555
16107 La Salle St.
South Holland, IL
Credentials
Credentials: L.C.S.W.
Licensed in Illinois
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Denise M VanHorssen
(219) 392-9939
Compassionate CounselingWinfield Woods Professional Building
Crown Point, IN
Specialties
Specializing in Play Therapy, Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Loyola University Chicago
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem

Jean Lubeckis
(219) 464-9495
Valparaiso, IN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Holly Lynn Simpson
(219) 462-9000
Valparaiso, IN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Carolyn Lohse
Center for Lifestyle Change
(219) 395-6637
684 Valley Drive
Valparaiso, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Marjorie Jones
(219) 718-8662
Hobart, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Mary Ellen Spaite
(219) 405-3210
380 E Tratebas Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Cheryl Kaper
(219) 462-6109
Valparaiso, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Diann C Binns
(219) 293-8364
2005 Valparaiso St
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Self Esteem, Divorce
Qualification
School: Indiana University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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