Stephen Ellis, Ph.D
Licensed Christian Counselor
109 Leader Dr., Piedmont, South Carolina 29673
Every one suffers grief at any type of loss. Some are obvious, i.e. death of a spouse, child, or family member or friend. Other types of loss are not so easily defined, i.e. job loss, relationship loss, or even some security issues. The client will benefit from understanding the stages of grief and how to cope with the loss in a Biblical way. Practical and relevant application of Biblical principles are given with clear instructions on how to approach healing and recovery.
Benita A. Esposito, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach
48 Haralson Place, Suite 3, Blairsville, Georgia 30512
When a beloved person or pet dies, our hearts hurt, sometimes very badly. The loss and grief can be so deep we think we won't ever get over it. Depression, anger, and confusion are common symptoms. We're more vulnerable to getting sick because intense emotions can wreak havoc with our immune systems. You don't have to go through this alone. I'm a safe person with whom to feel all your emotions, even the ones you think you shouldn't have. I won't tell you "just get over it." I'll show you how to resolve the grief as quickly as possible, all the while, honoring your own process and your own timing. You can learn to feel whole again.
Sarah Bryan, Board Certified Christian Counselor
Board Cert. Christian Counselor, CTC
Gainesville, Georgia 30506
Grief is a natural response to loss. A loss of any magnitude can trigger grief--from losing a loved one to losing a job, from ending a relationship to a significant financial loss. Grieving poorly can lead to unresolved and unprocessed pain that lasts a lifetime. On the other hand, grieving well is one of the most important skills in life and can lead to lasting healing and wholeness. Call Sarah for an appointment (770) 548-3034.
Trish Hastings, MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Cert. Counselor
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
There are many different kinds of losses: loss of a loved one through death, loss of a loved one for some other reason, loss of a spouse due to divorce or separation, loss of a job, loss of a home, loss of financial resources, loss of health, loss of a pet, etc. The loss of hopes and dreams can be devastating. When these feelings of grief are put aside without being addressed, then the unresolved grief can affect you in unexpected ways. However, by allowing yourself to grieve and to work through these losses with a caring counselor, then you can come to a place of healing and hope again.
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.
D Charles Williams, Ph.D
Licensed Psychologist and Marriage & Family Therapist
1751 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, Georgia 30606
With all the opportunities and blessings life has to offer, we also ultimately must face grief and loss. The losses we experience may involve a loved one, a spouse, a child, a parent or a friend. The loss of our health, job, dreams and other hopes we have for our lives or the lives of those we love, all leave us in shock, pain, fear, anger and at times with a sense of hopelessness. It is at these seemingly impossible times that support, understanding and healing is so important for each of us to reach out for and allow someone to accompany us on that journey toward greater peace and acceptance.
Dorice Neir, M.Ed., M.A., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
410 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg 400, Ste. 4245, Cumming, Georgia 30041
Grief counseling can help you, after the death of a loved one, reorient yourself in how you relate to the deceased, yourself, and your outside world. It includes facing the reality of this loss, finding ways to express and channel your pain, and then reconstruct your attachment from one in the physical realm to one of more symbolic interaction. Other ways you can be helped include developing a new sense of identity-revamping your way of being in the presence of your loved one and now without it. Along with this, I will help you articulate your losses, find healthy ways to compensate for them, and discover other avenues in which to make an emotional investment.
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.