Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in Merriam KS.


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Grief & Loss

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

5505 Foxridege Drive, Mission, KS

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.

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Shannon Easterly, LCMFT

6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 102, Overland Park, KS

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.

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

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

6901 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Suite 219, Overland Park, KS

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.

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Janet Byars, MS, LCMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park, KS

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.

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Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park, KS

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.

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Sherri Jacobs, M.S., LMFT, M.A., ATR

Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist

InterUrban ArtHouse 8001 Conser, Suite 290, Overland Park, KS

Grief and loss are a ubiquitous part of the human condition, yet there is surprisingly little preparation for the overwhelming emotions that come with a loss. While people generally think of grief as only being connected to the death of a loved one, grief can happen through even minor losses including jobs, pets, moving, and acculturating to a new country. After working for many years in inpatient psychiatric settings, my observation is that so many problems can develop with unresolved grief, especially in teenagers. Reaching out for help from a therapist is a wise decision, and opens up the opportunity for a partner as one navigates through the grief journey.

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Adam Lynch, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

435 Nichols Rd., Suite 200, Kansas City, KS

Loss and suffering in life seem almost unavoidable. Whether it's the death of a loved one, a lost or unhealthy relationship, or the feeling of hopelessness that can come from a loss of vision or identity. Grief and loss is a vital place of the human experience that I am confident can be comforted and redeemed in the context of a relationship with God and others. It is core to understanding the value and impact of your life and I would love to help and encourage you in this place of feeling despair and hopelessness.

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Gary Blake, Ed.D., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

10100 W. 87th St. Room 304, Overland Park, KS

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.

Grief & Loss

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

7211 W. 98th Terrace, Bldg 4, Suite 100F, Overland Park, KS

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

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Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

7240 W. 98th Terrace, Bldg 8 , Windmill Office Park, Overland Park, KS

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.


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Grief Counseling in Merriam KS.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of grief counseling are to help the individual move through the pain, find acceptance in the present, and redefine a future that still has hope and meaning. Contact a bereavement therapist in Merriam, KS and begin steps towards healing. Recovery from loss through a grief counselor in Merriam, KS means finding a way to move through the pain and work through it to find hope and meaning in life again.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, consider grief counseling in Merriam KS and speak with a licensed therapist. A Kansas grief and loss counselor has training and experience in helping people who have suffered loss to find strength and tools to make it through the grieving process, and help redefine a new future that still has joy and happiness.