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WHEN TO REACH FOR SUPPORT

  • Depressed
  • Severely guilt ridden
  • Overly anxious about the future
  • Socially withdrawn and isolated
  • Having difficulty eating/sleeping
  • Chronic anger and bitterness
  • Unable to regain a sense of meaning

"Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the oe'r fraught heart and bids it break"

Shakespeare,
Macbeth


TYPES OF LOSS ADDRESSED

  • Loss through Death
  • Hidden Losses
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Complicated Grief
  • Traumatic Grief
  • Other Loss
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SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

PARENTAL LOSS GRIEF GROUP:
FOR ADULTS WITH MORE RECENT PARENTAL LOSS
AND/OR EARLIER LOSS IN CHILDHOOD.

Focus on sense of self and identity issues, how the loss impacts close relationships, maintaining continuity with the lost significant other, and integrating the loss into one's ongoing life.

Weekly, ongoing group meets Thursdays, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
Call or email for an appointment.

Fee Schedule and Insurance Issues Detailed Further Down On This Page

ONGOING COED WEEKLY GROUP THERAPY
FOR ADULTS, AGES 22-50.

Focus on relationships, including loss, intimacy, emotional
communication, and dealing with conflict constructively.

Wednesdays, 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
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Fee Schedule and Insurance Issues Detailed Further Down On This Page

"LIVING LIFE ANEW" : ONGOING WEEKLY THERAPY GROUP
FOR SPOUSAL/PARTNER LOSS FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS

Focus on growth, identity issues, coping with change,
reassessing needs, as well as dealing with grief.


Time To Be Determined.
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Fee Schedule and Insurance Issues Detailed Further Down On This Page

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INDIVIDUAL GRIEF COUNSELING / THERAPY

SUPPORTIVE GRIEF GROUPS

GROUP THERAPY FOR ADULTS AGES - - 22-50

FEE SCHEDULE AND INSURANCE ISSUES

Mourning is a natural and normal process.

Yet the intensity of your feelings (and sometimes the opposite—your lack of emotion or numbness) may bewilder or concern you. After the death of his wife from cancer, C. S. Lewis described, in evocative language, his mourning process as feelings of “suspense,” “moments of agony,” and an “invisible blanket” between himself and the rest of the world.

Significant loss often stirs us at our core—raising questions about who we are, what holds meaning and motivation for us, from whom we gather strength, and how we navigate in a world that feels less safe. Mourning often involves refinding ourselves and our footing, assuming new roles that we are unprepared for, and relearning the world, as we face our everyday and larger challenges without our loved one.

Further, if your significant relationship was a difficult and an ambivalent one, or the death was sudden, you may be coping with “unfinished business,” guilt, and other unresolved feelings.

The Center’s services of individual and group counseling/therapy support the mourner through the tasks of this often challenging transition. While the mourner may become isolated and feel estranged from others, the Center offers connection with, and comfort from, other mourners who share a meaningful loss.

Individual Grief Counseling/Therapy

Talking, one-on-one, in confidence, with a trained professional about the nature and the meaning of your loss of a crucial relationship (and secondary losses like change in status, role, and financial situation) can assist you in processing the personal turmoil of grief. Further, in facing your loss in the presence of a therapeutic “guide,” you can gradually cope more effectively with daily life and integrate your loss into your changed world.

Supportive Grief Groups

Sharing the inescapable pain of loss with a group of peers who have also experienced a significant death of a loved one validates your profound and unpredictable emotions, the enormity of the loss, and the monumental challenge of adjusting to life without your loved one’s presence. Ultimately, grief “work” in group can enable you to expand your capacity to experience joy and vitality.

Parental Loss: The death of a parent, especially a sudden or untimely loss, is devastating. Whether you were close to your parent or had a complicated relationship, the loss can feel overwhelming. This group is for individuals who have suffered a recent loss, or an earlier loss in which the grief was interrupted or delayed.

This group is ongoing and meets weekly. It is not a drop-in group. There may also be a short-term 12 weeks group.

Spousal Loss: The death of one’s spouse or partner can be experienced as destabilizing. At times, you may feel unanchored, alone, off-balance, and without significant purpose and meaning. You may find you need more support, in addition to family and friends, after you have gotten through the acute phase of mourning. This group is for individuals who are 7 to 9 months or more post-loss who are beginning to explore refiguring their lives proactively, focusing on their newer needs, and addressing the many changes that loss entails.

This group is ongoing and meets weekly. It is not a drop-in group.

Both groups will focus on the tasks of mourning including working with the pain of grief as well as the possibilities for growth.

Group Therapy for Adults - - Ages 22-50

While this is not a bereavement group per se, it is a coed, weekly, ongoing, group therapy for adults which may include loss issues. The group will focus on developing emotional communication, maintaining constructive and close relationships, and expanding capacities for joy and self-acceptance.

This group is ongoing and meets weekly.

Fee Schedule and Insurance Issues

Center for Bereavement’s counseling and therapy fees are reasonable. Bills can be submitted by the client to the insurance company for allowable out-of-network reimbursement. I am not an In-Network provider and do not accept Medicaid. Workshops, consultations, crisis intervention and group debriefing, and supervision fees are industry average or less.

    • Individual Counseling and Therapy: Sliding Scale
    • Groups: $75 per group session