Grief & Loss
Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Renewal Counseling Center, 8615 Ridgely's Choice Dr., Su. 212, Baltimore, MD
To help a client cope through grief and loss, I sometimes use the example of how an oyster forms a pearl. The oyster ingests a grain of sand that causes pain, and which cannot be removed or dissolved (just like we cannot eliminate the pain of missing a loved one). So the oyster begins to encase the grain of sand with layers of calcium-like substance, that makes the grain of sand easier to carry and hold, without the rough edges. Coping through grief and loss can involve learning how to unpack, experience, and adjust how we carry the pain,. Therapy can help you soften and encase the pain of loss, form ing a "pearl" around it that is easier to carry with you, and perhaps make it more precious.
Grief & Loss
Sam Romirowsky, Ph.D
F-52 Omega Drive, Newark, MD
There are many types of losses that can have a major impact on our functioning and lead to feelings of grief. Deaths, separation and divorce, loss of a job, health issues, a child moving away, are examples of normal life situations that can be very painful to deal with. In my work, I compassionately try to help you understand the meaning of the "loss", and support you in healing and moving forward.