Do you need to talk about grief or loss?

Welcome. If you have come here, it is likely that your world has been either shaken or shattered by loss. The individuals I work with have experiencing overwhelming heartache: on the tailwinds of divorce, the death of someone dear, coping with serious illness, or, from some other overpowering struggle. Others have been carrying loss for many years, and they suddenly experience an acute form of anxiety, fear, anger, or anguish (for example) that pushes them to seek more effective strategies to cope. I help individuals begin to understand, cope with, and endure a world that has been turned upside down and made strange by loss.

I am a counselor and interfaith chaplain who specializes in grief, loss, and transition. Does grief or loss feel like a permanent fixture or uninvited guest? Has the world suddenly becomes a very fragile and vulnerable place? Individuals I work with:

• feel overwhelmed or unsettled;
• feel trapped or compressed;
• wish their life could feel more manageable;
• are exhausted by their emotions;
• wonder if their intense sadness is normal;
• want the pain to go away or at least a break from it;
• want to find more emotional balance and suffer less;
• want a safe place to grieve.

Unexplored loss or sorrow is harmful to our body, mind, spirit, and soul. It takes energy and intention to face this delicate and uncertain place. Stepping into this space is an opening to increased consolation, compassion, resourcefulness, and integrity.

It takes immense courage to face significant loss. If you can make a place for it, it will change.

Learn more about grief and loss support by contacting me for a free 30-minute online or phone consultation. It does not matter whether you are in the local area (Philadelphia, PA) as all support sessions are online or by phone.

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About poetry: some may ask, do I have to like poetry to able to benefit from working with you? While I’m passionate about poetry, the answer is emphatically no. Poetry is used judiciously and only when an individual finds comfort and meaning in it.

“Grief is not a problem to be solved, it’s a presence waiting for witnessing. It’s the solitary journey that we cannot do alone, that needs to be shared, only then can there be a response, a protection and a restoration of that which has been damaged.” ― Francis Weller

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