New support group starting on February 9, 2022.

The loss of a loved one to suicide is absolutely devastating. Unfortunately there is still such stigma attached to a suicide death. This special small support group is designed especially for those who are experiencing this specific type of loss. I will utilize a combination of psychoeducation and open discussion. The book Understanding Your SuicideContinue reading “New support group starting on February 9, 2022.”

The Art of Creative Mourning with Lisa Gillespie

I am so very excited to welcome artist Lisa Gillespie here on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 for our therapeutic art program! I had previously scheduled this program last year but had to cancel it. Lisa is a compassionate and talented artist who has a gentle way of helping others discover their creative side. This artContinue reading “The Art of Creative Mourning with Lisa Gillespie”

Grief: The Elephant in the Room

On Friday, January 17, 2020 I am facilitating a grief program called The Elephant in the Room. This is for anyone who is helping a grieving friend or family member. If you are struggling with how to best support someone who is grieving, this program will provide some tools to help you. Walking alongside someoneContinue reading “Grief: The Elephant in the Room”

Can I Just Skip the Holidays This Year?

Well? Do you feel like skipping the holidays this year? Do you even have the option to skip the holidays or do you have obligations that have to be fulfilled? For the past 3 years I have offered this holiday grief program. I remember trying to think of a title that would capture how IContinue reading “Can I Just Skip the Holidays This Year?”

Isn’t mourning the same thing as grief?

In our culture, we use grief and mourning interchangeably. There’s quite a big difference between the two! According to Dr. Alan Wolfelt at the Center for Loss and Life Transition, grief is “the constellation of internal thoughts and feelings we have when someone we love dies.” Mourning is when “you take the grief you haveContinue reading “Isn’t mourning the same thing as grief?”