Grief & Loss
Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist
Lee's Summit, MO
I am passionate about my work with individuals suffering with grief and loss. I have been touched personally by significant losses including the death of my father when I was a child and the unexpected death of my first husband after being married for just seven months. Some life experiences teach you more than what can ever be learned in the classroom. I consider it a privilege to be with you in this process. While no two experiences are the same I can relate in a very real way and be able to draw on experiences to help you manage your way through grief. I can hold your hope when you are left to pick up the pieces and create a life that you can live in without the one you love.
Grief & Loss
Judy Gardner, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
656 SE Bayberry Lane, Suite 105, Lees Summit, MO
Loss can be one of the most profoundly painful experiences. My approach to grief and loss is providing a safe environment to explore feelings about, and how to make sense of the loss. This starts with listening to what the client is feeling, and understanding the client's goal. Our society is fast-paced, and there is often internal and external pressure to "get over" our losses. However, if it were that easy, it wouldn't be a loss. In treating grief and loss, we explore together what is needed to resolve your loss, and redefining your life past the loss, finding acceptance of the loss and peace.