still in us no matter how cold the flame.”
“Rarely are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.”
For some individuals, the loss of someone close to them, derails their lives, prevents them from living, having healthy relationships, being able to love without fear, and keeps them living in the past. People can experience complicated grieving even 20 years after a death. If you find yourself experiencing any of the following emotions, then you may suffer from complicated grief: intense sorrow; pain and rumination over your loved one; focusing on little else but your loved one; longing to be with your loved one; bitterness regarding loss; feeling detached from life; feeling unable to trust; or the inability to enjoy life.
Complicated Grief Therapy was created by Dr. Shear at Columbia University, it is an evidence-based treatment that is comprehensive and structured. If you believe you may suffer from complicated grief, please reach out. My goal is to help those suffering from CG. This does not mean letting go of one's loved one, but working together to help you grieve, honor the person you love, and find ways to live, while keeping your loved one in your heart and close to you.
Bachelor of Arts, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Certification from Columbia University’s Prolonged Grief Center 2020, 2021, 2022
AREAS OF INTEREST & EXPERTISE
Grief and Loss
Parenting and Ambiguous Grief – Grieving someone or something unclear; a child who is addicted; loss of a job.
Low Self Esteem
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Complicated Grief Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
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