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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. Bernie Soon
BODY-MIND PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES, INC.
(818) 997-3637
5856 Buffalo Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MA, MFT, SEP
Licensed in California
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Neurological, Ps
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Paula Hinz
Private
(310) 749-9907
15720 Ventura Boulevard Suite 205
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, MSG, LCSW
Licensed in California
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Margaret (Peggy) Cryden
Margaret E. Cryden, M.A., MFT
(818) 906-1018
16550 Ventura Blvd., Suite 405
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: M.A., MFT
Licensed in California
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Michelle T Friedman
(818) 814-8861
18520 Via Princessa
Canyon Country, CA
Specialties
Suboxone support, 12 step support, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Pepperdine University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Suzanne E Kirk
(661) 621-3356 x5
25050 Peachland Avenue
Santa Clarita, CA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$30 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beech Street

Mrs. Kelly Tobey
Kelly Tobey, MSW, LCSW
(805) 501-6630
Board Certified Diplomate 3695 Alamo St., Suite 200
Simi Valley, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in California
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Rafael Calderon
(818) 325-5707
15720 Ventura Blvd Suite 226
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in California
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Grief/Loss, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Immigration/Newcomer, Gender
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Amber Keating
Soulful Healing
(818) 481-5130
12520 Magnolia Blvd Suite 308
Valley Village, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, PYT-C
Licensed in California
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Psy
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Suzanne E Kirk
(661) 714-8110
25350 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beech Street

Tracey Cleantis
(661) 241-0968
23560 Lyons Avenue
Santa Clarita, CA
Specialties
Search for meaning, individuation, Depression, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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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