Jennifer Erickson, MS, NCC
Resident in Counseling
7459 Old Hickory Dr. Ste 105, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111
Grief is an emotional reaction to loss. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. While many people associate grief with death, grief can come from divorce or the end of a relationship, loss of good health, loss of a job, miscarriage, loss of financial stability, loss of a pet, loss of a dream, loss of family home, and so many more reasons. After a loss it is important to let our feelings out, if we bury them, they later may come out as continual depression and sadness. It is important to honestly recognize the grief or sadness and work through it.
Catherine Turner, M.Div., LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
5700 W Grace St., Suite 108, Richmond, Virginia 23226
Grief is a process that does not exist within conventional timelines. Therefore, my role in therapy is to support clients wherever they are in their journey. While grief is traditionally defined as the emotions tied to the death of a loved one, loss is felt in terms of personal identity, change in family structure, possibly through divorce, or dreams that never came true. Our goal in therapy is to work towards forgiveness, acceptance, and establishing a new normal.