Alison Huang, NCC, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional CounselorReady for change? Let's Get Started
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.
Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family TherapistReady for change? Let's Get Started
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.
Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Licensed Clinical PsychologistReady for change? Let's Get Started
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.
Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistReady for change? Let's Get Started
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.
Rob Williams, LICSW, CGP, MBA
Licensed Independent Clinical Social WorkerReady for change? Let's Get Started
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.