Anya Hunter, MA, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerReady for change? Let's Get Started
86 St. Paul Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
Grief is a natural human reaction to loss; some animals also grieve: elephants, horses, dogs, for instance. We need a safe, supportive space and kind, sensitive companions for our grieving process. As a therapist sitting with someone who's suffered a loss, I believe my role is to simply listen with kindness and compassion. To gently ask for more details, if it seems that more sharing about something would be healing. To allow tears, rage, disappointment, fear, anxiety, confusion -- whatever the feelings are, however they are. And to support insights and resolution, as time goes on. Hypnosis and guided imagery can also be very healing in the grief process.
Capital Counseling, MSW, LCSW-R
Capital Counseling Your Lifeline to Better Mental HealthReady for change? Let's Get Started
100 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
We often think of grief in regard to the loss of another person with whom we felt a connection such as a family member, friend, or close colleague. Grief can also be a response to the loss of a significant part of our lives such as a home in the event of a natural disaster, a job due to downsizing, or prized personal belongings, among other losses. Grief tends to pass through several stages over time and ultimately resolves in restoration of a feeling of well-being. Many people find supportive therapy at Capital Counseling to be helpful in working through their feelings of grief and coming to acceptance of their losses as well as positive plan for moving forward.