Camye Thibodaux, LAC, LPC
Licensed Addiction Counselor
206 Green St., Ste. 206, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301
It is normal to feel emotions such as sorrow and confusion, during and after the loss of someone or something important to you. Some common responses to loss may be emotional emptiness or numbness, trembling, nausea, weakness, insomnia, strange dreams, nightmares, absent-mindedness, social withdrawal, appetite changes, amotivation, and muscle pain. Those feelings can be quite uncomfortable, but will pass with time when explored and experienced in healthy ways. I will help you to: accept the loss; work through the pain of grief; adjust to living despite your loss; and, move on with your life.
Marc D'Aunoy, LPC, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
101 Teurlings Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
The loss of a loved one can be a devastating event. Sometimes people get stuck in the pain of loss and have trouble adjusting to life without the presence of their loved one. Painful feelings that linger include false guilt, anger and depression. There is a healing process in grieving and can be successfully completed with the assistance of professional counseling. Our counselors understand the grieving process and can assist you in being able to adjust to life without your loved one's physical presence. Life can begin to have meaning and joy again!
Don Short, LPC, LMFT
Marriage/Relationship and Family Therapist
110 Travis Street, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
When you loose someone you love, it is very painful. After any significant loss, you may experience various kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt. Sometimes you may feel like your sadness will never end. While these feelings can be overwhelming, they are normal reactions to loss. Accepting them as part of the grieving process and allowing yourself to feel what you feel is necessary for healing. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are healthy ways to cope with the pain. I can help you can get through it! Grief that is expressed has a potential for healing and eventually it can strengthen and enrich life.
Ilsa Araki, M.A., LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
85 Whisperwood Blvd., Slidell, Louisiana 70458
My role is to assist the client in the process of grief by creating and maintaining an environment for healing and providing a safe place for feelings to be expressed and explored. This is done in a non-judgmental way and in a manner that supports the individual where he/she is at while honoring the individual's inner process. An individual may go through key stages when processing loss. However, this is simply a guideline; no two people grieve in the same manner. The grief process does not happen in a linear fashion; rather, the process is often cyclical and manifests in many different ways. The grief process is as unique as the individual and requires a flexible counseling approach.
Greg Guerin, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
9091 Ellerbe Road Suite 200 B, Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
Everyone grieves someone or somthing at some point in their life, be it the death of a loved one or the loss mobility after an accident. While we all grieve our experience of it is unique. Sorting out how we continue to live after the loss is often difficult. What we loose is not only the person but the feeling of being seen in that unique relationship. We are able to live more fully when we integrate those special qualities of the relationship that once was. And by doing so, we make our existing and future relationships more full.
Greenbrier Behavioral Health Hospital, Comprehensive Mental Health Care
Licensed Psychiatric Hospital
201 Greenbriar Boulevard, Covington, Louisiana 70433
Greenbrier Behavioral Health Hospital's grief and loss counseling services are part of the geriatric program. The geriatric program is specialized for the elderly population, and also provides treatment services for Alzheimer’s disease, behavioral disturbances, other difficulties that often occur later in life. Grief and loss treatment occurs during grief processing group, one of the many group therapies offered at Greenbrier.