Individual adult grief counseling
weekly one-on-one therapy
based on your personal needs: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual
using the latest in evidence-based treatment
In your individual grief counseling session, you will receive customized education about your unique grief process in a private environment and learn practical skills to address your individual needs and relationship issues. Together, we will examine how your life has forever changed, including your personal identity, roles, and lifestyle.
You will learn how:
to address the painful emotions that come up, including sadness, anger, fear, shame, guilt, blame, and loneliness. This means not shoving them down deep into your consciousness and hoping they go away on their own.
to redefine your relationship with your loved one who died, so that you can maintain a solid, enduring connection with them, even if they are not physically present.
Common types of grief my clients are experiencing
Death of a close family member or friend
Death as a result of suicide, alcohol or drugs
- Cancer or other life-limiting illness
Care-giving for a person with dementia, addiction, or mental illness
What to expect at your visit
Free initial phone consultation
This relaxed conversation gives you the opportunity to ask questions and decide if I am the right counselor for your needs. After you share a brief description of your current challenges, I will give you feedback about how I can help. Then we work together to schedule your first therapy appointment, typically within one week. If we decide you would be better served with another therapist, I will offer appropriate referrals.
Your first therapy appointment
The first appointment is longer than other sessions in order to allow time for us to get to know one another. I will complete a comprehensive health assessment, while you share as much of your background and current situation as feels comfortable for you. Together, we will formulate goals based on your personal priorities. We will also review privacy documents and policies.
75 minutes: $145
In-office therapy sessions
Your second and ongoing counseling sessions will address the specific goals identified during your first visit. Working together, we will formulate strategies, practice coping skills, and assemble a personalized "toolkit" to help manage your present and expected problems. Length of treatment varies based on your goals. With weekly visits and consistent practice of new skills, you will likely achieve your grief therapy goals in 4-6 months.
50 minutes: $120
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50 minutes: $120