Stephen Price, D.Min.
Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
133 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Grief is the emotional response to loss. The loss can be a spouse, family member, or close friend, or it can be a lost job or a missed opportunity. Grief is a natural emotional response that has various predictable stages. While it is painful and upsetting it is the psyche’s way of moving through it and can result in personal growth and even transformation. My approach is to work with you in a confidential setting by talking about it and exploring together the meaning of the grief reaction and the various specific facets of your loss. I will help you get in touch with your own God given inner resources to cope with the loss and to move forward, and to adjust and adapt.
Anya Hunter, MA, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
86 St. Paul Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
Grief is a natural human reaction to loss; some animals also grieve: elephants, horses, dogs, for instance. We need a safe, supportive space and kind, sensitive companions for our grieving process. As a therapist sitting with someone who's suffered a loss, I believe my role is to simply listen with kindness and compassion. To gently ask for more details, if it seems that more sharing about something would be healing. To allow tears, rage, disappointment, fear, anxiety, confusion -- whatever the feelings are, however they are. And to support insights and resolution, as time goes on. Hypnosis and guided imagery can also be very healing in the grief process.