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.
Stephen Price, D.Min.
Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
133 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Grief is the emotional response to loss. The loss can be a spouse, family member, or close friend, or it can be a lost job or a missed opportunity. Grief is a natural emotional response that has various predictable stages. While it is painful and upsetting it is the psyche’s way of moving through it and can result in personal growth and even transformation. My approach is to work with you in a confidential setting by talking about it and exploring together the meaning of the grief reaction and the various specific facets of your loss. I will help you get in touch with your own God given inner resources to cope with the loss and to move forward, and to adjust and adapt.
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.
Michelle Wright, MA, LCMHC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
167 South River Road, Suite 9, Bedford, New Hampshire 03110
Grief & loss are experienced across a wide continuum. Some amount of loss happens each day--lost opportunities at work or to connect with family or friends for example. A few losses cause years of struggle--infertility, divorce, & illness might fall here. Other losses are rare yet so profound we are forever changed by the experience--the death of a child or unexpected loss of a beloved spouse are extraordinarily difficult. Letting my clients know they are not alone is critical. There are no expectations to feel a certain way, behave a certain way, or progress through any specific phases of grief. In this super fast paced world, I encourage my clients to slow down & trust their process.