Kristi Smith, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
8265 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, New York 14221
When a person loses a loved one, whether it be a close family member, a pet or a friend, the feelings that are associated with the loss can be crippling. Just completing every day tasks can feel like a mountain that is impossible to climb. With guidance and support, it is possible to move forward in a healthy manner and gain the pleasure back into your life.
Lesley Martin, MA, LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
4242 Ridge Lea Road, Suite 11B, Amherst, New York 14226
Most of us have experienced grief or loss at some point in our lives. Grief and loss are not just about losing a loved one or a family member. Those feelings can accompany a job loss or a change in circumstances, the ending of a relationship or a divorce, experiencing an illness or an accident, and a whole lot more. Whatever the event, it can be devastating. There is hope. I provide a comforting place to talk about your feelings and memories, and I will be a solid support for you through this difficult time. When you are ready, I help you move forward and redefine your life in a way that makes sense for you.
Carol Munschauer, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
605 Le Brun Road, Amherst, New York 14226
There is no one way to grieve. Each person grieves very differently. Some individuals may be grieving and others may not even see it for they themselves grieve so differently. We grieve many things as we pass through this journey of life. We grieve lost people, lost opportunities, lost capabilities and beauty and strengths. In fact " all change is loss" so even when good things are happening, like a marriage or graduation, a grief is embedded, necessary to be dealt with to move forward.
Wendy Pegan, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & DivorceMediator
4242 RIDGE LEA RD. SUITE 6, AMHERST, New York 14226
Grief is often misunderstood. Most people associate it with death. But grief is also associated with any loss, such as divorce, a break-up, children going off to college, having to move, retiring. I see people suffering for years over a loss that they didn't believe was big enough to mention or allow themselves to be saddened by... let alone the ones that are. I work with the whole person in their world. I travel the loss with them and see through their eyes. Transitions can be very difficult and you never need to go through it alone.