Leslie McKenna, M.S., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
254 9th Ave Dr. NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601
I have worked with many clients who have grappled with grief and loss, and my primary approach with this issue is to nurture a sense of safety in my clients during session so that they can connect with the creative intelligence within them that knows how to process loss in a healthy manner. I teach clients about "clean pain" vs "dirty pain" so that they can navigate through the grieving process without becoming entangled in the storytelling tendency of the mind that tends to prolong suffering.
James Colvin, M.Div., LMFT
Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
16 Arlington St., Asheville, North Carolina 28801
I have had 25 years of experience counseling persons in grief and loss. Even though grief is painful, I remind clients that it is not forever as I help them understand the various aspects and the process. It can be healing to know that you are not going through the whole thing alone. Sometimes loss stirs up other issues, but usually it doesn't, and can be negotiated more quickly than the initial pain seems to indicate. Sometimes working with the body is very helpful in loss, and I help clients relese tension they may not have been aware of. I am here to be present, to be a guide and to help you through the entire process.
Geoffrey Bullock, LCSW
Marriage and Couples Therapist
70 Woodfin Pl Suite 232, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Grief is part of life, occurring anytime we lose something precious to us. Obviously when we lose loved ones, but also from losing pets, friendships, jobs - even hopes or dreams. Since everyone experiences loss, learning to manage grief is important to live life fully. Otherwise even small losses may automatically cause debilitating sadness by connecting to our unresolved grief. Often even caring friends or family become uncomfortable if you express grief to them, because it triggers unfinished grief in their own life. Professional counselors understand the grief process and are prepared to stay fully present with you, as you move through these deeply challenging times of life.
Cynthia Van Wingerden, PhD, RN
Licensed Pastoral Counselor, Certified Life Coach
Life in Abundance, Simpsonville, South Carolina 29681
Grieving is a gift from God to us to manage our loss. It is normal, and it is progressive, and its character changes with time. But sometimes the grieving process stalls, and we do not progress, we can get stuck. We will use Narrative/story therapy, work on forgiveness, the tangled web model, and other tools to begin to unravel the roadblock.
Andrew Johnston, MDiv, MA, LPCI
710 Pettigru St, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Grief is a natural process, resulting from love. However, if grief becomes overwhelming, or it becomes "stuck," having someone to assist can be helpful. My approach to "walk beside" the grieving person, so that the experience is not overwhelming, nor is it repressed. A healthy grief process should move one eventually toward a place of gratitude, forgiveness, and peace.
Chris Bailey, M.A. Professional Counseling
First Care Christian Counseling
121 Monroe White St (inside First Baptist Church), Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715
Dealing with grief from a loss from a death or another aspect of life can be very difficult and comes with many challenges. Often, this protective function of the mind helps us get through the most painful time of loss, allowing us to be able to deal with the situation until we are able to move forward. Sometimes, this process may continue longer than desired and people may need a little help to cope with all the many elements of grief and loss that they are experiencing. Sometimes, you just need to have someone help your family process together and find a new sense of normalcy.
Christy Cole, MA, LPCA
Professional Counseling Associate
18805 W. Catawba Ave. , Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
You cannot control the waves, but you can learn how to surf. I believe in an integrative approach, tailored to you. In a culture that often avoids talking about loss, therapy offers support in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. It is the opportunity to begin the healing process in sharing your story, coping skills to help you through the most difficult days of your grief journey, the opportunity to discover new traditions and ideas to keep loved ones present in your heart and memories, permission to grieve and permission to live a productive life.
Samantha King, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
18515 Statesville Road #C-01, Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
The Experiential model of working through the Bereavement process to Grief provides a safe and structured environment for the client to teach the therapist about their personal experience. Experiential techniques allow for the emotional healing and self- compassion desired when working through grief. The mindfulness component of the experiential approach places focus on the present externalizing of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to help the client experience the process holistically with the outcome of acceptance, self- kindness, and restructuring of new routines, new future, and new sense of self.
Endora Crawford, Ph.D.
Dilworth, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203
Loss comes in many forms; death, divorce, a home, or a job and everyone grieves in a different way. One common thing is that it can be lonely and frightening. Life coaching for grief and loss with me will provide you with validation of the many emotions you are feeling, comfort and support through the grieving process, and permission to let joy back in your heart and happiness back in your life.
Heather Hall, MSW, LCSW
4724 Park Rd, Suite A, Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
Clients of all ages struggling with grief & loss may benefit from our work together. For children and teens, I utilize creative and play-based techniques to help them process and make meaning of the loss or grief they may be experiencing. I may also integrate such techniques into my work with adults, depending upon their preferences. Contact me today for more information on how I may be able to assist in issues surrounding with grief & loss.