Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
275 South Main Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
Loss is a natural part of life. Grief therapy is a recognition that individuals vary in how they perceive and react to the loss of a person, pet, job, relationship, health, or something else of importance. Grief can express itself in many ways and intensities including sadness, depression, anger, relief, anxiety, as well as maladaptive behaviors such as substance abuse, self-harm, or denying the loss occurred. In Grief Therapy we recognize that while there is no one way, or length of time, to deal with loss, when our reactions continue to be problematic the assistance of a therapist in resolving the issues which prevent us from moving through the grief can help us to live satisfying lives.
Eugene Kayser, M.A., M.F.T.
PA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
418 Stump Rd., Suite 204, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
Grief and loss therapy should be more involved than just holding hands with a client. Grief and loss are actually forms of trauma. They can be treated actively by using techniques like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) that focuses on the traumatic event itself, and processes it until it becomes just a memory, rather than a trauma trigger. A recent client had flashbacks of holding her dying mother in her arms. After using EMDR techniques, she moved swiftly to the memories of how she helped her mother at the end of her life and her positive personal memories of their time together. Her friends were amazed how quickly she moved from painful thoughts to positive memories.
Jennifer McCarron, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist
418 Stump Road, Suite 207, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
EMDR allows clients to remember emotional pain and loss without suffering the intense negative feelings that go along with it. In doing so, clients can begin to heal, move on, and even remember some great memories lost in all the pain. Traditional talk therapy helps normalize the various interlapping stages of grief. I also help clients re-evaluate their relationships that so often change as a result of loss.