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
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.