David Russell, Ph.D.
Avon, Connecticut 06001
Does the moment of loss replay over and over in your mind, even months or years after the death? Do you find it hard to think about the good times without thinking about your loss? Do you feel like you are stuck and can’t move forward in your life? Are regret and guilt crippling your life? Healing grief and loss is about getting to a place of perfect peace where you can 1) think about your loved one's death without it being an open wound, 2) think about the good times you shared with them and truly enjoy each memory and 3) honor their life and the relationship you shared by developing a network of relationships that can continue to feed and nourish your soul as they once did.
Siri Sokol, M.M.,D.S.M.Ordained Church Music
116A Dove St, Albany, New York 12210
Different cultures express loss differently. They differ. on the loss of the soul vs.the loss of the body. In Egyptian cultures, even inanimate objects like clocks have 'ko' or 'sa'. So many clients, especially children, can't recognize spiritual death. Depressed people seem to be dead inside. This is greatly different from someone who stops breathing. I believe we are all of a 'divine soul', and even if the person has died, we can learn to remember him or her in spirit.
Capital Counseling, MSW, LCSW-R
Capital Counseling Your Lifeline to Better Mental Health
650 Warren St, Albany, New York 12208
We often think of grief in regard to the loss of another person with whom we felt a connection such as a family member, friend, or close colleague. Grief can also be a response to the loss of a significant part of our lives such as a home in the event of a natural disaster, a job due to downsizing, or prized personal belongings, among other losses. Grief tends to pass through several stages over time and ultimately resolves in restoration of a feeling of well-being. Many people find supportive therapy at Capital Counseling to be helpful in working through their feelings of grief and coming to acceptance of their losses as well as positive plan for moving forward.
Robert Salinger, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
385 South Eagle, Terryville, Connecticut 06786
In grief and loss feelings of isolation and aloneness along with shock and disbelief can cause us to shut down or deny the pain and emptiness inside. It is normal to have intense feelings or no feelings at all in the early stages of loss. When we cut off or deny our feelings we cut off the recovery process. As a therapist I provide a stable relationship that provides the opportunity to identify, feel, and express the variety of thoughts and feelings each client has. This allows the natural grieving process to progress and relieves the emotional pain caused by loss. Healing occurs when we feel connected to a stable accepting person who supports our unique way of coping with grief.