Brian Scott, MA, LPC/MHSP,NCC
licensed professional counselor
600 e. unaka ave, johnson city, Tennessee 37601
People who grieve and mourn well, go on to live well and to love well. Effective mourning is to take what is inside and bring it out. My approach to Grief work is to basically "pull up a chair" to the bereaved and together honor what was lost and then to help the person find new possibility, hope and meaning for themselves and for the change that is occuring. Ultimately I can help you move from resistance to acceptance.
Patricia Starbird, M.S., LPC/MHSP, EMDRIA Certified
Licensed Professional Counselor
Piney Flats, Tennessee 37686
The pain of loss is the common thread among us all. None of us escapes that pain, whether it's loss of a relationship, a job, or our self respect. When dealing with divorce or other life transitions, we need to mourn the loss of dreams and hopes. Often we busy ourselves or turn to substances to avoid that pain. This can quickly turn to complicated grief-- grief on top of grief, multiplying the pain, which can lead to debilitating depression or other physical illnesses. I have extensive training in healing grief and loss. No matter how bad it hurts, it's not too late to come for healing.
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.