Chelle Carlson, LPC, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Courageous Living Counseling, 22 N. Price Street, POTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania 19464
Whether it is the loss of a loved one, a marriage, a dream, a job, a relationship, health, or lifestyle, together we will begin a healthy grieving process of your loss by identifying and resolving feelings of grief, anger, guilt, depression, discouragement and eventually acceptance. Walking alongside many individuals suffering with grief, I've learned that the grieving process is an individual experience that can be an opportunity for personal growth and awareness.
Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19465
When we loose a loved one the world can be a dark place, and the outside world with good intentions tries to help us 'to let go' or 'to move on' much faster than we can and than we want to. I believe that grieving is not so much about letting go as it is about 'holding on'. Grieving is about having time to anchor that loved one in our hearts so deep until we can trust mto never loose that loving connection. The more we trust that connection to be there forever, the more we can indeed move on and allow ourselves to have a life again including joy and laughter without feeling like we leave somebody behind. Grief Therapy is about remembering, honoring, and telling stories of connection.
Alliance Counseling Center, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1422 Main Street, Hellertown, Pennsylvania 18055
Grief and loss counseling provides support and understanding. It is about acknowledging the depths of the loss and the human emotions that stem from this loss. A counselor will meet you where you are and help you move through the personal grief process to a state of being able to find joy in your life again. You can get through this with help from our counselors.
David Gallick, MSW, LSW, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
hazleton, Pennsylvania 18201
Losing friends and loved ones is one of the most difficult transitions we will encounter in life. I try to meet people where they are in the pain they are dealing with having lost a beloved family member or a cherished friend, coworker, teacher, or fellow student. I walk with people through their grief offering comfort, a listening ear, and support knowing what they are experiencing can be life altering. I help them to be comfortable knowing that healing will be a slow process that is unique to each and every individual.
Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Grief affects our lives in many different ways. Often we are not aware of its impact physically, emotionally or spiritually or how a loss has impacted us even years later. REACH Counseling Services offers support that encompasses all these dimensions and understand that grief and loss can be healed and that life can move forward with hope and healing. We use a variety of approaches to help you deal with loss and grief.
Retreat at Palm Beach
Outpatient Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Counseling
1170 South State Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
EMOTIONAL LOSSES - Retreat assists patients in learning to cope with losses due to addiction. Focus on other types of losses and the grieving process is also offered to help support long term recovery. Retreat focuses on how to utilize support from others when experiencing loss and assists patients in learning to deal with feelings of guilt, loss, shame, hopelessness.
Retreat at Lancaster County
In-Patient and Outpatient Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Counseling
1170 South State Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
EMOTIONAL LOSSES – COPING WITH ADDICTION RELATED EMOTIONS Retreat assists patients in learning to cope with losses due to addiction. Focus on other types of losses and the grieving process is also offered to help support long term recovery. Retreat focuses on how to utilize support from others when experiencing loss and assists patients in learning to deal with feelings of guilt, loss, shame, hopelessness.
Jeffrey Kauffman, M.A., M.S.S., L.C.S.W., B.C.D., F.T
licensed clinical social worker/ psychotherapist
217 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425
Grief is the normal reaction to loss, but our society often reacts to grief like it is an illness, and the griever does not get social acceptance and support, so that help and guidance in finding ones way through this difficult, sometimes lonely, passage way is helpful. Sometimes, however, grief is complicated and gets stuck and grief counselling or grief therapy is then especially needed allow you to mourn and restore yourself. I am a Fellow in Thanatology, the highest level certification for treating mourning and death. I am the author & editor of 4 books and many articles on grief & trauma. I have trained many other therapists. I can help you find your way through painful grief.
David Nicholson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Working with a compassionate, kind and attuned therapist during times of grief and lost can make a significant difference. Focus can be on validating feelings, connecting with the happier memories (and reducing the traumatic memories) and acquiring coping skills. Overwhelming grief and loss is understandable and going through the grieving process with a professional who cares can be an important step.
Janet Edgette, Psy.D.
412 Newcomen Road, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
When one person in a family experiences grief or loss, everyone is affected. Sometimes an entire family struggles to adjust to a death or a cross-country move or to a divorce. In any of these cases, a person's need for comfort can conflict with their emotions, causing confusion and conflict among people who are trying to support one another. In addition, children and teenagers can react to loss very differently than do adults, so the signs of pain or distress are not obvious. If there has been a loss for someone in your family or there is an impending loss (planned separation due to marital conflict, children leaving for college), I would welcome the opportunity to help.
Amy Crawford, M.S.
225 S. Church St., West Chester, Pennsylvania 19335
Grief can be all-consuming, a heavy gray cloud that envelops us and leaves us feeling disoriented and alone. We lose sight of the precious things around us, and instead find ourselves stung by grief's bitter winds and blinded by its dark fog. It is in those times that we need a helping hand to reach out to us through the gray, and walk alongside us when we don't know where our next step will land. Counseling is that walking alongside. Through therapy together, we learn how to be with both grief and life in tandem. We learn how to hold our sadness tenderly and with loving kindness, while also holding the joys and gifts of the present moment.
Jennifer McCarron, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist
418 Stump Road, Suite 207, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
EMDR allows clients to remember emotional pain and loss without suffering the intense negative feelings that go along with it. In doing so, clients can begin to heal, move on, and even remember some great memories lost in all the pain. Traditional talk therapy helps normalize the various interlapping stages of grief. I also help clients re-evaluate their relationships that so often change as a result of loss.
Eugene Kayser, M.A., M.F.T.
PA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
418 Stump Rd., Suite 204, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
Grief and loss therapy should be more involved than just holding hands with a client. Grief and loss are actually forms of trauma. They can be treated actively by using techniques like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) that focuses on the traumatic event itself, and processes it until it becomes just a memory, rather than a trauma trigger. A recent client had flashbacks of holding her dying mother in her arms. After using EMDR techniques, she moved swiftly to the memories of how she helped her mother at the end of her life and her positive personal memories of their time together. Her friends were amazed how quickly she moved from painful thoughts to positive memories.
Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
418 Stump Road, Suite 208, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
Loss is a natural part of life. Grief therapy is a recognition that individuals vary in how they perceive and react to the loss of a person, pet, job, relationship, health, or something else of importance. Grief can express itself in many ways and intensities including sadness, depression, anger, relief, anxiety, as well as maladaptive behaviors such as substance abuse, self-harm, or denying the loss occurred. In Grief Therapy we recognize that while there is no one way, or length of time, to deal with loss, when our reactions continue to be problematic the assistance of a therapist in resolving the issues which prevent us from moving through the grief can help us to live satisfying lives.