Wayne Gurnick, MS, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Myths and facts about grief MYTH: The pain will go away faster if you ignore it. Fact: Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing will only make it worse in the long run. For real healing it is necessary to face your grief and actively deal with it. MYTH: It’s important to be “be strong” in the face of loss. Fact: Feeling sad, frightened, or lonely is a normal reaction to loss. Crying doesn’t mean you are weak. You don’t need to “protect” your family or friends by putting on a brave front. Showing your true feelings can help them and you. MYTH: If you don’t cry, it means you aren’t sorry about the loss. Fact: Crying is a normal response to sadness, but it’s not the only one. Those who don’t cry may feel the pain just as deeply as others....(view profile to read more)
Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC, MS, MSEd
Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Coach
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
I offer gentle support and comfort for my clients at a pace that they can tolerate. My clients have expressed to me that my ability to listen empathetically has allowed them the time to process the devastation and loss they’ve witnessed. People who’ve experienced death or divorce may feel angry, depressed, empty, and/or alone. I take time with them to respect these feelings, and do not prescribe ways they “should” be feeling. Grief is different for all, some experience it as a sudden event while others witness gradual decline of a loved one, both can still feel numb or raw. Perspective clients can call or email me to begin a dialogue; we determine then if proceeding is right for you.
Florence Sarigianis, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
35 Old Tavern Road, Suite101, Orange, Connecticut 06477
Grief and loss are experienced when we lose someone significant in our lives. Grief and loss can also be experienced when a special relationship ends, when a hope or dream is dashed or when we find ourselves in a situation we cannot cope with. Each of us has a different way of coping, and some appear to do better than others. So how do we know if we need help? Are there days you really struggle? Is it affecting your relationship with others?. Have you lost zeal for life? Do you find you can't talk to people you know about your pain? I will listen. With compassion and support I will help you find your inner strength to endure and grow from your sadness.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
New Haven, Connecticut 06508
Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-606-6161.