Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Grief and Loss is not just about the death of someone we love. It can be triggered by the loss of a pet or a friend, by a move to a new home, or even by a job promotion. Each time our "normal" changes, we experience some form of grief or loss. When I meet someone who is experiencing grief or loss, I know that their journey is going to be unique and the process will include stories from the past, reflection on dreams that are lost, and exploration of new possibilities for the future. Grief and Loss can be a lonely phase, but meeting with a counselor can help ease some of that burden even if there is no specific goal except to talk about what is on your mind this week.
Jack Tawil, MSW, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Riva, Maryland 21140
Have you had a recent loss. This loss may the death of a loved one, divorce, having children move away, or some other painful life experience. You are likely struggling with a variety of emotions and thoughts. You may at times feel overwelmed. Therapy can help you make sense of your experience and help you take the next step move forward when you are ready.
Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1110 Fidler Lane, #1417, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Loss is inevitable. It is the flip side of love and the greatest pain we know. Hearts can break and hearts can heal. We must first accept ALL feelings. We can cultivate gratitude for the gifts our loved one gave us. Sometimes it is also important to acknowledge and learn from the mistakes of the one we have lost., the ways they may have caused pain to themselves and others. If the person has been a large part of our daily living, it is as if we need to recreate our lives bringing new resources into the emptiness. The waves of extreme pain become less frequent with time. The person's memory remains with us, and their gifts to us can inspire those very strengths in ourselves.
Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 308, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Our society doesn't always do such a great job understanding grief and loss...well-meaning friends and family just want you to "move on" and "be okay". When I work with clients around grief and loss, I try to educate them on the wave-like quality of grief; that it comes in waves, and ebbs and flows. Just because it comes back occasionally doesn't mean you're not healing - it takes time, patience and understanding, but you can heal.
Alison Huang, NCC, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
8403 Colesville Road, Ste. 1100, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
When someone lost the loved one, he/she will experience different feelings, such as sad, angry, lonely, confused, and guilty. When these strong emotions all come together at the same time, one can be overwhelmed. Hence, grief counseling can help. Everyone goes through birth, aging, sickness, and death, and grief is a normal process of human’s life. Grief counseling gives you an opportunity to find a better way to memorize the loved one while moving forward your life.
Rob Williams, LICSW, CGP, MBA
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Aging, physical changes, limitations and challenges, terminal illness, loss and grief often require the help of a trained professional in order to feel whole and complete during this stage of life. The transpersonal perspective includes exploration of spirituality and is known to be one of the best for helping clients deal with change and loss in life. My own mindful awareness meditation practice and study in this area allow me to work well with clients in all stages of the grief process.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
1320 19th Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Grief and loss do not have to take over your life! There is a way to recover from unexpected loss and find life where there was once only grief. Find out more about a compassionate and structured way to heal, that makes use of and redeems difficult or painful emotions that get triggered from grief and loss. Your mind remembers (even if you think you've forgotten) how to balance itself. We use an effective and modern counseling approach that taps into the brain's amazing ability to re-mold itself when faced with catastrophic loss or pain. All psychotherapies aren't the same when it comes to knowing how to quickly facilitate this natural brain mechanism. Visit our website for free resources.
Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
1400 20th Street NW , Washington , District of Columbia 20036
Life can present you with difficult situations which are hard to process and move past. These challenges are not on your timeline and affect everything. Having worked in many healthcare settings, I am familiar navigating life-changing events and grief. I understand the territory of encountering loss, coping with trauma, the complexity of the medical system and living with illness. These issues can have ripple effects on your relationships, sense of self and perceptions of the world. I know how complex things can get, and I will support you during this process.
Reginald Cunningham, EdD, LPC, LCPC
2000 P Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Though I don't pathologies grief and loss, I help to prevent it from continuing to burden your life by (1) allowing you to freely talk about the deceased; (2) assisting with distinguishing grief from a traumatic event, and (3) assist you in dealing with any guilt and effectively organize your grief. We support persons encountering grief, adjusting to loss, in need of bereavement care, as well as seeking support while facing an anticipated loss.
Therapeutic Links, LLC
Licensed Psychotherapists and Counselors
2000 P St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Throughout the course of our lifetime, we will lose someone or something important to us (i.e. a loved one, pet, job/career, home, self-confidence). The feelings of grief are similar to symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. What you are experiencing is normal and everyone has their own way of grieving. However, staying in the process to long can lead to clinical depression. Our therapists are trained to help you understand the stages of grief and will provide you with the skills to move through the process. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you with grief & loss.
Marsha Lucas, PhD
1350 Connecticut Ave, NW at Dupont Circle, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
As much as any of us might wish grief and loss weren't a part of life, if we can integrate them into who you become, we really do grow to a better version of ourselves. The pain of grief isn't something to "get over," and the messages we sometimes get from others to do it can lead to withdrawal, more pain, and more feelings of loss. Working through your grief isn't about "closure" -- trying to close the door on your sadness and loss doesn't serve you. But with support, you can find your way forward to growth, joy, and a fuller life.
Christine Marr, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
4501 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 101, Washington , District of Columbia 20008
Feeling stuck, tired, depressed or angry? Difficulty adjusting or moving on? I offer practical support and resources in a warm, caring environment to guide people toward readjusting to changes. Whether you're dealing with a traumatic loss or complicated grief or another transition any change can be a loss, sometimes even positive or wished for changes. EMDR & other holistic and conventional methods and resources to speed to your adjustment so you can enjoy a rewarding and productive life. Call for your free phone consultation 202-248-3818, 917-547-4173. Learn more at http://www.dcholisticpsychotherapy.com/Individual_Therapy.html
Ron Kimball, PhD, CGP
PhD Licensed Psychologist
910 17th Street, NW, Suite 306, Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Loss occurs in many aspects of our lives. The grief that comes with loss has a trajectory that must be honored, but that is not often known and therefore becomes "derailed." The opportunity to explore one's grief and express all aspects of it safely allows us to get "back on track" and move through the process appropriately to the point of beginning to recover and move on without leaving behind those things of value.
Dr. Beverly Wright, (M.Div., M.Th.)
Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Everyone reacts to death differently. Some become numb and will eventually disconnect from friends. Despair sets in as the reality of the loss settles. The grieving process can be long and isolating. My objective is to counsel the soul with methods generated by the Spirit of God. So that the process is in reliance to Him. Receiving reassurance and feeling understood is also part of the counseling process and will make the recovery process more complete during one of life's most challenging times. Even Jesus wept. It is okay to do so. It is both natural and biblical to grieve. It is part of the healing process that I look forward to helping you through. You are not alone.
Philip Kolba, MA
Washington, The District of Columbia 20052
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.
Jennifer Beall, MS, NCC, LCPC, LCADC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
645 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Suite 107, Severna Park, Maryland 21146
Are you grieving a loss and wondering if you’ll ever feel normal again? Are your family and friends at a loss as to how to help you? Do you feel like they’re tired of hearing you talk about it? Grief and loss are much more complicated than most people think. It’s not always a matter of mourning for a couple of months after which you just “get over it.” If you are still grieving after you think you should be done, you may start to criticize yourself for not moving on as quickly as expected. Here’s the truth: each person grieves in his or own way and time. There’s no right way to grieve. You can find a way to accept yourself and move through your loss in your own way. Call today.