Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC
Grief & Loss
Licensed Psychotherapist & Counselor
Location: 158 Danbury Rd, Suite #7 (2nd floor), Ridgefield
I offer gentle support and comfort for my clients at a pace that they can tolerate. My clients have expressed to me that my ability to listen empathetically has allowed them the time to process the devastation and loss they’ve witnessed. People who’ve experienced death or divorce may feel angry, depressed, empty, and/or alone. I take time with them to respect these feelings, and do not prescribe ways they “should” be feeling. Grief is different for all, some experience it as a sudden event while others witness gradual decline of a loved one, both can still feel numb or raw. Perspective clients can call or email me to begin a dialogue; we determine then if proceeding is right for you.
Wendy Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Grief & Loss
Location: 7 Whitney Street Extension, Westport
What does one say when there is nothing to be said? Grief takes many forms and is born from various losses. There is "fresh" grief and "old" familiar grief. Grief counseling is a creative process for me.There is no right way to do it. Helping someone through their grief depends on how recent their loss was. The loss could be a lifetime partner, a friend, a pregnancy, a parent, a pet or the worst--a child. I start with encouraging my patients to scream, be silent, cry, or just talk. I believe they know themselves better than I ever will and they have inherent wisdom regarding what they need to do in order to wade through their grief. I provide a place and a person (me) to ease the way.
Grief Counseling Westport CT.
The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of Westport CT grief counseling are recovery and acceptance. Westport, CT trauma counseling seeks to help an individual process, debrief, and cope with an extreme stress. Recovery from loss through grief counseling Westport, CT 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 Westport CT trauma therapist or Westport CT grief counselor, you will find a listening ear. There are several stages of grieving, and compassionate therapy in Westport CT can be a strong shoulder that will facilitate healing. Westport CT grief therapy and counseling in Connecticut 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. Westport CT grief counseling can help stabilize you.
If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, grief counseling Westport CT with a licensed therapist can help you move through. A Connecticut 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. Westport 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 Westport, CT grief therapist below today.