John Romig Johnson, Ph.D, NCPsyA, IAAP, NYAAP
1020 Tyron Circle, Charleston, South Carolina 29414
When one suffers a painful loss it can powerfully disrupt a person’s life. My approach is to help the grieving person to experience the various stages of grief from the initial shock, to the feeling of growing numb, to the stabbing pain of grief to an acceptance of the loss and a reaffirmation of life. Together we will move through the feelings and allow sufficient time for mourning so that one comes to affirm the positive value of the lost one as well as renewing the activities and relationships still present in life. Any person, place, thing, status or bodily organ with which one is identified becomes part of that individual’s own self and the loss is a significant blow and requires serious ....
Kindra Westercamp, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
7 Gamecock Ave Suite #710, Charleston, South Carolina 29407
The grieving process is highly individual, taking a different shape/form for each of us. There are steps that characterize the grieving process, including denial/isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. However, each of us goes through these stages in a highly individualistic manner. Some individuals may experience all stages of grief, whereas others may not. For some individuals they may experience these stages in succession, whereas for others their experience may be more tornado like, vacillating from one stage to another and back again. We should remember to not judge how someone is working through their grief/loss and allow the process to unfold naturally for them.
Jon Beaumont, MS, LPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor
5211Trenholm Rd. Suite B, COLUMBIA, South Carolina 29206
When clients experience a loss, there is a number of strategies that can be used to assist in overcoming the grief that has developed. Clients first benefit from identifying the thoughts or thought patterns that are leading to the constant feeling of grief or depression. We then work towards altering these patterns in a way that brings light to the situation, no matter how dark it seems. Once a client learns one of these strategies, they are then capable of applying this to other areas of life and even problems they may encounter in the future.