David Schaffer, MSW, LICSW, AADC
Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor
3705 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104
If you are living well you will grieve. Healthy life has close relationships in it and nothing is permanent so, at least some of those relationships will come to an end. Grieving is not a sign of problem but it is painful. Sometimes, being the pain avoiding creatures we are we try to avoid the pain of grief and in doing so get stuck in unhealthy avoidant patterns of behavior such as substance abuse, over working or depression. Sometimes we don't want to accept the loss and stay suck in refusing to really accept our loss. Healthy grieving involves appreciating the person we have lost and the relationship we have had and honoring that relationship in our lives moving forward.
Sky Kershner, LPC, LCSW
KPCC Counseling: Take the Next Step
16 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Our staff is well versed with the challenges of coping with loss and how difficult it can be to transition to a place of wholeness, acceptance, and peace. Your grief is your personal journey, now one can walk it for you, and no one can tell you how you should be doing it. I will walk with you. Telling the story of your relationship can be difficult, but through the tears, healing often comes.