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Veterinary Training Port Orange FL

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. Christine Herman
Christine Herman
(386) 672-7274
570 Memorial Circle Suite 310
Ormond Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lynda Ruf
Lynda Majure Ruf, EdS, LMFT, LMHC
(386) 738-7787
324 East Church St
DeLand, FL
Credentials
Credentials: EdS, LMFT, LMHC
Licensed in Florida
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Russell Holloway
(386) 243-3330
Port Orange Counseling Center209 Dunlawton Ave
Port Orange, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Stetson University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Patricia Adams
(386) 243-3971
1452 N.US Highway 1, Suite 112
Ormond Beach, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: SUNY Albany
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Ms. Margaret M Aldridge
(386) 243-3117
New Smyrna Counceling Center261 North Causeway
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Univercity of Central Florida
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Patricia Adams
Patricia A Adams, LCSW
(386) 451-2147
1452 N,US Hwy.1, Suite 112
Ormond Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Andrew Garber
(386) 243-3773
Port Orange Counseling Center209 Dunlawton Avenue
Port Orange, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Scranton
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Christine Herman, ACSW, LCSW, LLC
(386) 675-1090
Christine Herman, ACSW, LCSW, LLC570 Memorial Circle
Ormond Beach, FL
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Depression
Qualification
School: Michigan State University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Michael Ladwig
(386) 506-9381
Ormond Beach, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lynda Majure Ruf
(386) 738-7787
DeLand, FL
Practice Areas
Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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