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    Grief Counseling

    While every person’s journey through grief is intensely personal and unique, there are several basic human needs that we must account for in healing. These include acknowledging the reality of loss, embracing the emotional pain, working through trauma, remembering the person who died, developing new identity and meaning, and coping with life changes.

    Receiving therapeutic grief support can help you through what might be one of the most difficult times of your life, supporting you toward reconciliation and mitigate the potential of complicated grief or other mental health concerns.

    “The death of someone loved changes our lives forever. And the movement from the ‘before’ to the ‘after’ is almost always a long, painful journey… I have learned that if we are to heal we cannot skirt the outside edges of our grief. Instead, we must journey all through it, sometimes meandering the side roads, sometimes plowing directly into its raw center.” From “The Journey Through Grief: The Six Needs of Mourning” by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

    These clinicians specialize in Mindfulness.

    Sharon Werner (She/her/hers)

    Sharon Werner (She/her/hers)

    As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe, respectful, and compassionate space to explore strong emotions and the role they may be serving in your life. Feelings and actions that don’t make sense on […]
    Marianne Boykin (She/her/hers)

    Marianne Boykin (She/her/hers)

    Marianne is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of experience and training include trauma […]
    Emily Thomas (She/her/hers)

    Emily Thomas (She/her/hers)

    I am a licensed clinical social work and I have a Master's degree in social work from Wayne State University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Wayne State. I have experience […]
    Bren Shantz (He/him/his)

    Bren Shantz (He/him/his)

    Deciding to start the counseling process can feel overwhelming. For many people, the emotions and experiences that are causing suffering have existed for such a long time that […]