“There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” 
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

grief-photoLosing someone we love can be one of the most difficult life experiences that we face.  We often feel depressed, isolated, withdrawn, and hopeless.  I became interested in grief therapy after losing my younger brother Brian to suicide in 2006.  After my loss I found myself struggling to find a trained grief therapist to help me deal with and process the sadness associated with my loss.

Inspired by my personal loss, I became passionate about helping others struggling with grief. Several years after my loss I participated in an eight month certification process in a specialized form of grief therapy called Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy (PGDT).

I am one of only a handful of therapists trained in this therapy nationwide and a leading expert in the use of this therapy for suicide bereaved.

I have experience working with people who are bereaved to all different types of losses.  I am also part of a national “train-the-trainers” program where I teach and supervise therapists learning  complicated grief therapy.  I have found that the work that I do gives meaning to my brother’s life and that my experience with grief has helped me connect with my clients in a way that makes them feel understood and at ease.

Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy

Prolonged Grief is an intense and acute form of grief where the mourning process does not progress and people can feel stuck in their grief.  The feelings of loss become debilitating and do not improve as time passes. PGDT is a highly effective form of therapy that is designed to help people come to terms with the loss and integrate the loss into their lives.  While this therapy is very intensive and challenging, it is also extremely effective.  I have seen it change the lives of countless people and I have been inspired watching people get their life back.