Category Archives: Counseling

Grief is a lot like…menopause?!

  Bear with me now….Grief has been compared to so many things — waves, storms, shipwrecks, ping pong balls — but I’ve never heard it connected to menopause.  My brain just does funny things when I’m watching someone have a … Continue reading

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Changing the Facebook page…

I’m so encouraged by the response I received from my most recent post.  Sooooo many emails and a couple of public responses.  I thank all of you for your kind words.  It meant a lot to me to hear, not … Continue reading

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A personally tough winter…

This past winter has been one of the toughest for me personally for a couple of reasons. One is health related and one is house related.  I’ll start with the latter… In December of last year, we had a flood … Continue reading

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Do You…

The attached photo was taken over the summer on a rainy, chilly day.  It was just so cozy and something compelled me to take the picture.  You may notice the Christmas lights I still have hanging.  When the Christmas season … Continue reading

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It’s not my job….

As I was reading through a variety of blog articles and comments recently, one woman’s comment jumped off the page at me.  The writer stated that bereavement counseling wasn’t helpful because it didn’t take away her grief, that the counselor didn’t … Continue reading

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You’re worth the investment….

Yesterday I shared an article about the reasons some people use to avoid counseling.  It got me thinking…What about the reason some people could use to engage in counseling?  How about:  Because you’re worth the investment. The investment in the effort … Continue reading

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Welcome to Translating Grief…

There are so many new friends checking out Translating Grief that I thought I would extend a warm welcome. Make yourselves at home. Maybe make a cup of tea and feel free to browse around. At the top of the … Continue reading

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So…what happens during telephone counseling?

After my appearance on our little local TV station the other day, hits on my web site and Facebook page have skyrocketed. There have been a number of inquiries (and a couple of new clients). There has also been a … Continue reading

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Companioning…

Dr. Alan Wolfelt is my favorite grief counselor and theorist.  I use his Six Reconciliation Needs in a support group I facilitate and highly recommend any of his books – most of which are specific to your individual loss.  His … Continue reading

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The Beginning…

Where to begin??  There is so much I want to say and so many things to talk about that I’m almost – almost! – at a loss for words!  Let’s start at the beginning… I’m a New York state licensed … Continue reading

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