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.
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.
Catherine Kelly, DC, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
11 Webster Ave. PO Box 251, Goshen, New York 10924
In addition to a clinical degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, I also have a degree in Pastoral Counseling. The emphasis there is helping people with the pain of grief and loss which can occur in many forms and may have a devastating effect on the way we live. I have extended experience in working with individuals and families as they move through the grieving process.
Patricia Krenitsky, MS, LPC, NCC,CAMS-1
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified, Associate of John G. Kuna & Associates
1011 Pennsylvania Ave, Matamoras, Pennsylvania 18336
Everyone in life must face a loss which can range from loss of a friendship, relationship and death. You will get through this with support. I can help you understand what you are feeling such as depression, anger, denial, bargaining and come to acceptance and renewed strength to continue life witb a sense of hope. We will never forget the loss but will carry on.