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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. Joan Marks
(207) 266-9573
345 Cottage Rd
South Portland, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Se
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Cheryl Berg
(207) 642-5525
5 Orchard Road
Standish, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Ann Meredith
Life Enhancement Therapy
(207) 985-7732
11 York St. Suite 101
Kennebunk, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCPC, LMHC
Licensed in Maine
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Developmental Disability, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Anger Managem
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Pinewood Counseling
(207) 518-7841
Pinewood Counseling9 Pinwood Circle
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Self Esteem
Qualification
School: Antioch University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mary Lyons
(207) 284-0074
Old Orchard Bch, ME
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Roberta Bass
Roberta Bass LCSW, BCD
(207) 874-0050
17 South St.
Portland, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,BCD
Licensed in Maine
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Denise Hammond
Denise Hammond Counseling
(207) 251-1282
62 Portland Road
Kennebunk, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitio
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Grandparents
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:
Christine Linnehan
(207) 358-4882
Riverview Counseling117 Winnocks Neck Rd
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: California State University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jessica Meuse
(207) 358-4201
7 Oak Hill Terrace
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, OCD
Qualification
School: University of Southern Maine
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$40 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Rebecca Wing
(207) 294-3377
Saco, ME
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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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