Basil Steele, LMHC, LCPC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
3948A Kaimuki Avenue, Portland, Maine 04106
From my perspective, how grief is experienced can differ significantly from person to person. Consequently, I place considerable emphasis on being present to whatever a person brings into the room whether it be profound sadness, anger, numbness, regret, self-blame, or any other emotion. I think it is very important to convey the willingness to bear witness without judgment. If a person appears stuck and is struggling to move out of a more complicated, entrenched experience of grief, my approach becomes more cognitive and solution focus without sacrificing the depth of presence I believe is necessary when offering service to someone suffering from such a profound loss.
Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW
11 Harvey Lane, Epping, New Hampshire 03042
I have been doing grief counseling for twenty-five years and have written two books on surviving the loss of a loved one, "Transcending Loss" and "Hope and Healing" (in press). I teach grievers about the lifelong impact of grief and how to manage the pain. I also help grievers make meaning from loss, develop an ongoing connection to their loved one, and find healthy ways to integrate loss into life.
James Foster, & Associates, LICSW
James Foster & Associates, COUNSELINGNH
540 Chestnut Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
At James Foster & Associates our Therapists help individuals to process the difficult stages of grief and loss. Our Clinicians support individuals who are experiencing loss as it relates to loved ones, jobs, health issues relationships and marriage. Our Clinicians will assess and treat individuals, couples and families and will remain a support through caring psychotherapy.
Michelle Wright, MA, LCMHC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
167 South River Road, Suite 9, Bedford, New Hampshire 03110
Grief & loss are experienced across a wide continuum. Some amount of loss happens each day--lost opportunities at work or to connect with family or friends for example. A few losses cause years of struggle--infertility, divorce, & illness might fall here. Other losses are rare yet so profound we are forever changed by the experience--the death of a child or unexpected loss of a beloved spouse are extraordinarily difficult. Letting my clients know they are not alone is critical. There are no expectations to feel a certain way, behave a certain way, or progress through any specific phases of grief. In this super fast paced world, I encourage my clients to slow down & trust their process.