Virginia Center for Family Relations, LPC & LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
100 B Mactanly Place, Staunton, Virginia 24401
John has many years of experience working with individuals with loss issues. He recognizes that individuals grieve at different levels and time frames. He allows for an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding that encourages self-expression and allowing for feelings to surface when the client is comfortable going there. He has also taught Grief and Loss classes at a college level.
Terry Chapman, MSW, LICSW
Independent Clinical Social Worker
118 Adams Street, Suite 203, Fairmont, West Virginia 26555
Grief & Loss are a part of life. No one escapes them, yet our experiences with grief and loss are each unique and painful. As a therapist I first encourage suffering clients to be patient with themselves and provide them with skills to work with well-meaning--but not always helpful--family and friends. There is no one right method of grieving. I work with each client to help them identify what their needs are: perhaps it is someone to listen to them share memories of the person who is gone, or it may be just being there as they mourn silently. What is important is that you accept your feelings nonjudgmentally.
Sean Slevin, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor
250 East Market Street, Suite D, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Learning how to healthily grieve is foundational to experiencing peace in the midst of a broken world. We all experience various forms of loss, from the "little" disappointments that we don't even consciously notice, to the catastrophic losses that feel as though they will drown us. We are relational beings who are meant to grieve and work through all of these in the context of relationships. As one who is no stranger to loss, I know how scared we can be to face our grief and loss. And I know the great peace and strength that comes through doing so. I would be honored to guide and walk with you in your grief journey, helping you to eventually find new life on the other side of your loss.
Linda Shreve, LPC
Psychotherapist, MS, LPC, NCC
Morgantown Mall, 5000 Greenbag Road, E7, Morgantown, West Virginia 26501
Most individuals experience loss and grief at some point in their life. Losses that often lead to grief include loss of a loved one, job, divorce, retirement or loss of a beloved pet. I’ve completed Loss and Grief Training and can offer extra insight and compassion to those struggling to cope with loss or grief. I can assist individuals and families in gaining a better understanding of grief and will help them to learn and identify the stages of grief and to fully express feelings and emotions. Individuals will be aware of healthy coping strategies and those that delay the grieving process. Individuals will learn that dealing with sorrow takes time, but with time and perseverance, they can properly morn their loss and heal.