Janet Byars, MS, LCMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park
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Understanding the impact of loos and grief on our psychological and emotional lives, Janet works with you to ease painful transitions and facilitate healing. This means more than just picking up the pieces and moving on; rather: healing is an ongoing journey on which grief is a constant companion. Attention is giving to the grieving process helping you to ultimately reclaim joy as well as sadness as an integral part of life. Learning ways to cope with commonly experienced issues, problems, and concerns.

Afton Strate, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park
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It is my goal to provide you with a safe and compassionate environment while you process your loss. I believe that everyone's grief and life circumstances are unique. Whether you are experiencing anger, sadness, anxiety, or not sure what you're feeling, having a space to process your feelings can be an important aspect of healing. It would be an honor to be a part of your journey.

Mary Ann Altenbernd, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location: 8100 Marty St., Suite 102, Overland Park
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I attend the local Grief Support Network for helping professionals in the Kansas City area. I have experienced significant loss and personally understand complicated grief. In your everyday life after a loss you will cycle between grief work and attending to the life changes and your new identity. You probably know the stages of grief, but you go back and forth through these stages. A significant loss can take up to a year or longer to recover. Finding good listeners is important during this time in your life.

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 5505 Foxridege Drive, Mission
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Grief and loss in a part of life. The pain associated with grief can rob you of hope and the ability to move forward in your life. I believe that it is important to allow the natural grieving process to take it's course; however, it is also important to find hope and meaning for your life through this process of loss. Narrative therapy allows you to discover your own unique path of healing.

Shannon Easterly, LCMFT

Location of Therapist: Overland Park, KS
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Grief is emotionally, intellectually, and physically painful. Unfortunately, to move beyond grief, you have to allow yourself to experience every aspect of it. I will walk with you. Whether you have lost a loved one, a relationship, or a dream, I will help guide you through the stages of grief and make sense of your jumbled thoughts and emotions. I am especially drawn toward helping parents grieve infertility, pregnancy loss, perinatal loss, infant loss, and adoption loss.

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LAC, LCSW, CTS

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

Location: 6901 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Suite 219, Overland Park
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The loss of a loved one or instrumental person in your life brings a range of mixed emotions. There are times when grief and loss can become debilitating, and the help of a trained therapist can be helpful. Overwhelming sadness can turn into depression and post traumatic stress disorder. EMDR, individual talk therapy, and expressive techniques such as art and sand tray therapy can help. Nothing can bring your loved one back. But being able to live your life, while remembering your loved one and all the positive memories, will help you be able to look forward in life, instead of feeling stuck in the past.

Gary Blake, Ed.D., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location: 10100 W. 87th St. Room 304, Overland Park
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Have you been experiencing grief in ways that hinder the joy and satisfaction you would like to have with your present life? Grieving is normal: the death of a loved one or close friend; the loss of a highly valued pet; the unexpected loss of a job or social position; or the loss a person can experience from unfulfilled expectations with life in general. Losses in life will seldom, if ever, be forgotten; but their power to immobilize one's forward path in life can be reduced or deleted through appropriate counseling and therapy.

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location of Therapist: Overland Park, KS
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Your loved one will always be a part of you. The process of acceptance, and integration of their memory and the emotions around this, is a journey. Don't let anyone tell you that you should be over your loss in a set amount of time. We are all do grief differently. Our current culture is often not helpful with this process. Sometimes those closest to us are not helpful either. I have lost both parents, and 25 years ago suffered the loss of my brother. My family had no experience with healthy processing of grief. My experience informs my training and passion for wanting to be a place of compassion and empathy for you and your loved ones. Help is available now

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

Location of Therapist: Overland Park, KS
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Debra provides a three step personalized plan to help individuals get through the first stages of their particular loss. Using best practice and plan driven by the individual, clients find short and long term relief and hope for loss due to separation, divorce, job termination , breach of trust, and death. Equally important, Debra provides counseling to help individual work through grief and loss in ways that reduce the long term negative emotional affects of unresolved grief. For those who are dealing with multiple unresolved issues of loss from the past, counseling is available.

Joanne Medellin, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 8014 State Line Rd Suite 112, Leawood
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Losing someone or something important to you brings overwhelming feelings of sadness and anger. Commonly known, there are 5 stages of grief, however grief and loss is a process that affects everyone differently - you may not experience each stage and some may be more difficult than others. Getting support during this time is critical. Grief and Loss Therapy is tailored to each unique individual and can guide you in moving through the painful feelings.


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Grief Counseling Merriam KS.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of Merriam KS grief counseling are recovery and acceptance. Merriam, KS trauma counseling seeks to help an individual process, debrief, and cope with an extreme stress. Recovery from loss through grief counseling Merriam, KS does not mean that all of the pain, memories or significance of a loved one are resolved, but that one is able to accept what has happened, and that those experiences and memories are an important part of life, but not all consuming. When you see a Merriam KS trauma therapist or Merriam KS grief counselor, you will find a listening ear. There are several stages of grieving, and compassionate therapy in Merriam KS can be a strong shoulder that will facilitate healing. Merriam KS grief therapy and counseling in Kansas can help one move through the shock, trauma, and acute suffering, so that you are not destroyed by what has happened. Most likely, there are still loved ones in your life who need you, and if you are grieving, you may utterly lack any emotional energy at all to deal with them. Merriam KS grief counseling can help stabilize you.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, grief counseling Merriam KS with a licensed therapist can help you move through. A Kansas grief and loss counselor has training and experience in helping people who have suffered loss to find strength, to cope, and move through the trauma. Merriam grief counseling can be an important tool to help you through this difficult time. And while nothing anyone can say can completely heal the pain, you can still find strength to cope and to find hope in the darkness. Therapy is a very important part of moving through grief. Please contact a Merriam, KS grief therapist below today.