Frederick Marschner, LCSW-R; CASAC
Licensed Clinical Soical Worker, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor
1876 Niagara Falls Blvd., Suite 101, Tonawanda, New York 14150
To grieve after a loss is a process that is different for each person. Were friends and family may feel you should have moved on from the loss you suffered, I will allow you an opportunity to continue the process in a caring and compassionate setting. You will be allowed as much time as needed to share on your feelings related to the loss and be given helpful suggestions on how to best cope and recover.
Philip Kolba, MA
Buffalo, New York 14223
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.