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.
Capital Counseling, MSW, LCSW-R
Capital Counseling Your Lifeline to Better Mental Health
120 Defreest Drive, Suite 170, Troy, New York 12180
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.
Siri Sokol, D.S.M. Ordained Minister
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.
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.