Archive | Grief & Loss

How To Tell the Difference Between the Blues and Symptoms of Depression: 6 Tell-Tale Signs

By Sunda Friedman Tebockhorst, PhD, LPC “The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality.” This quote from writer Andrew Solomon contains some important wisdom about the nature of the beast we call depression. It is normal to experience sadness, to have days of feeling grumpy or down. We all have days like this, sometimes […]

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Pet Loss: How to Help Your Child Cope with Grief

By Jenny Key, LCSW My earliest memories center on our lively, red-haired family member, Donovan. He was the star of our summer outings, ate too much birthday cake, and made holidays chaotic.  He was my constant companion and first adventure buddy.  I recall vividly, despite my young age of four, when I realized that Donavan […]

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Aliveness: Finding Presence through our Bodies, Finding Love through our Presence

By Rachael Bonaiuto, LPC “Spirit lives in you; it lives within your body, in every cell. You can touch the great Spirit by touching into your aliveness.”  – Brooke Medicine Eagle  How do we touch into our aliveness? I ask myself this question often… My best guess is embodiment… to be in our bodies, to […]

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Grief and Loss in Parenting

By Miki Fire, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist As a relatively new parent, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on the experience of this new role. Like many of you, my experience in parenting has come with some unbelievable moments of joy; the feeling of holding your baby for the first time, of seeing your baby […]

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Dealing withTransitions

Transitions are periods in our lives where we undergo change, passing from one life experience to another. Throughout our lives, we are continuously experiencing change; physiological changes, changes in our environment, developmental changes in our children, changes in our relationships, emotional changes, etc. We may not always be aware of this constant state of change. […]

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Grief & Loss Counseling for Seniors

Are You Or Someone You Know Experiencing Difficulties Due To Grief And Loss? Are you, or someone you know, experiencing overwhelming feelings of grief due to the loss of a spouse, life partner or close relation? Is your anxiety and sadness controlling you? Does it seem as if the pain and heartache will never go […]

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Grief Counseling for Teens

Is Your Teen Suffering From Grief? Has someone close to your teen passed away or has he or she experienced another significant loss, such as the death of a pet, a major move or a parent’s divorce? Is your teen experiencing heightened irritability, easily triggered, engaging in risky behaviors or seem angry at everyone and […]

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Grief & Loss Counseling for Young Adults

Has A Significant Loss Caused You Overwhelming Feelings of Grief? Are you dealing with an overwhelming grief – a painful sadness that shows up when you slow down and keeps you up at night? In addition to sleep issues, are you experiencing changes in eating patterns, heightened anxiety, irritability or lethargy? Are you easily triggered, […]

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Grief Counseling for Children

Is Your Child Suffering From Grief? Has your child recently experienced a loss, such as the death of a loved one or pet, a divorce or a move? Is your child withdrawing or does he or she seem less interested in activities they once enjoyed? Has your child been acting aggressively – picking fights with […]

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Loss & Grief Counseling for Adults

Has A Loss Left You Empty, Aching or Broken? Have you recently lost someone close to you? Have you gone through a significant life transition, such as a divorce, job loss, motherhood or a major move? Does your heart ache for what once was? Has this most recent loss brought up unresolved feelings from a […]

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