Philip Kolba, MA
Troy, New York 12180
Grief and loss is, unfortunately, a normal part of living. There is no single "correct" way to grieve: different cultures and even individuals from the same culture grieve differently. The only consistent feature is that grief takes time. The most effective thing anyone can do for someone grieving is to be there—to listen, to empathize, to walk along with the grief. There is no "fixing" grief. But counseling can help prevent normal grief from developing into major depression or other mental health conditions.
Siri Sokol, D.S.M. Ordained Minister
8 BONHEIM ST, ALBANY, New York 12204
Different cultures express loss differently. They differ. on the loss of the soul vs.the loss of the body. In Egyptian cultures, even inanimate objects like clocks have 'ko' or 'sa'. So many clients, especially children, can't recognize spiritual death. Depressed people seem to be dead inside. This is greatly different from someone who stops breathing. I believe we are all of a 'divine soul', and even if the person has died, we can learn to remember him or her in spirit.
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist
409 Main St. Suite 105, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Grief takes many forms and is caused by many types of loss. Whether coping with the loss of a partner, parent, miscarriage or child, the loss of health or ability, the loss of a friendship or a job or a pet, loss is loss. We don't "get over" grief. We learn to incorporate it into our understanding of life. Grief takes as long as it takes but it doesn't need to immobilize us from living. I provide support for the grieving and tools for transformation in the experience. For more information about my practice, please visit my website at www.mariehartwell-walker.com
David Russell, Ph.D.
Avon, Connecticut 06001
Does the moment of loss replay over and over in your mind, even months or years after the death? Do you find it hard to think about the good times without thinking about your loss? Do you feel like you are stuck and can’t move forward in your life? Are regret and guilt crippling your life? Healing grief and loss is about getting to a place of perfect peace where you can 1) think about your loved one's death without it being an open wound, 2) think about the good times you shared with them and truly enjoy each memory and 3) honor their life and the relationship you shared by developing a network of relationships that can continue to feed and nourish your soul as they once did.