Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
168 West Ridge Pike Suite 208, Limerick, Pennsylvania 19468
When we loose a loved one the world can be a dark place, and the outside world with good intentions tries to help us 'to let go' or 'to move on' much faster than we can and than we want to. I believe that grieving is not so much about letting go as it is about 'holding on'. Grieving is about having time to anchor that loved one in our hearts so deep until we can trust mto never loose that loving connection. The more we trust that connection to be there forever, the more we can indeed move on and allow ourselves to have a life again including joy and laughter without feeling like we leave somebody behind. Grief Therapy is about remembering, honoring, and telling stories of connection.
Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Grief affects our lives in many different ways. Often we are not aware of its impact physically, emotionally or spiritually or how a loss has impacted us even years later. REACH Counseling Services offers support that encompasses all these dimensions and understand that grief and loss can be healed and that life can move forward with hope and healing. We use a variety of approaches to help you deal with loss and grief.
Chelle Carlson, LPC, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Courageous Living Counseling, 22 N. Price Street, POTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania 19464
Whether it is the loss of a loved one, a marriage, a dream, a job, a relationship, health, or lifestyle, together we will begin a healthy grieving process of your loss by identifying and resolving feelings of grief, anger, guilt, depression, discouragement and eventually acceptance. Walking alongside many individuals suffering with grief, I've learned that the grieving process is an individual experience that can be an opportunity for personal growth and awareness.
Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
418 Stump Road, Suite 208, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
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.