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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?

Mrs. Faustinia Loper
Faustinia T. Loper, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, PC
(248) 358-6780
26677 W. 12 Mile
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW., LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Lif
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Kathy August
Kathy August , PsyD
(248) 546-6432
415 S. West Street, Ste. 150
Royal Oak, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Laurie Epstein Kach
Laurie Epstein Kach, LMSW ACSW LLC
(248) 508-1411
29260 Franklin Road Suite 110
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, P
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Belaney
Aging Resources, LLC
(248) 568-3643
26366 Alger St. Home Office: Cedar Cottage
Madison Hts., MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. David Hough
David R. Hough, ACSW, DCSW, P.C.
(248) 644-8783
(By Appointment)
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, DCSW
Licensed in Michigan
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Cancer Patients, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Thomas Reason
Families-R-Special Counseling Center
(313) 770-9492
13011 W. McNichols Suite 6
Detroit, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Luann Adams
Luann Adams
(248) 546-0079
628 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI
Credentials
Credentials: RN ACSW LMFT BCPCC
Licensed in Michigan
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Se
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Denise Johnson
Vital Options LLC
(248) 358-6926
26677 W. 12 Mile
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,CAC-1
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Julie Hamilton
Julie Hamilton, LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, P.C.
(248) 549-4197
31000 Telegraph Rd. Suite 130
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, P.C.
Licensed in Michigan
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Phobias, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Arnold Weingarden
Arnold Weingarden, Ph.D.
(248) 433-1755
30100 Telegraph Road Suite 463
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Michigan
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Self Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientatio
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Twins, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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