Spouse Grief Counselor Louisburg KS

Are men really more fragile than women? Apparently so. Women have better survival rates at all ages and for all difficulties.

Ms. Virginia Nielsen
Nielsen Counseling
(913) 735-7176
14201 S Mur Len Rd Ste 202
Olathe, KS
Credentials
Credentials: M.A. LPC NCC
Licensed in Kansas
1 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Terri Clinton Dichiser, MA,JD,LCPC,NCC
(913) 239-8255
14700 Metcalf, Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Thinking Disorders,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
University of Missouri, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1987University of Missouri, Juris Doctor, 1990University of Missouri, Master of Counseling Psychology, 1998
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Take Charge, Inc.

Julia Smith
(816) 863-6184
Kansas City, MO
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Overland Park
913-317-8335 913-317-8335 <
12020 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
 
Sunflower Centers Of Kansas
(913) 557-9096
6 W Peoria St
Paola, KS
 
Ms. Terri Clinton Dichiser
(785) 407-9959
Take Charge, Inc.14700 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Missouri
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Molly R. Pierce
(913) 674-9942
True Self Counseling, LLC4745 West 136th Street
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Divorce, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: MidAmerica Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Diane Margolies
(913) 535-4706
Hearts & Minds in Harmony
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Divorce, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Friends University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Pamela Finley
(913) 829-6260
Olathe, KS
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Foster Grandparent Program
(913) 294-3880
209 S Silver St
Paola, KS
 
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How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

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By Charmian Christie

Sometimes melodramatic lyrics like, “Can’t live, if living is without you,” can come true. Researchers in the 1960s coined the phrase “the widower effect” because 17 percent of men die within a year of losing their wives. Now new evidence shows that absence, not just death, also takes a physical toll. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found seniors whose spouses were hospitalized suffered the same risk of death as those whose spouses died. Surprisingly, debilitating disorders like dementia increased the risk of death more than terminal conditions where the spouse was able to live a relatively normal life between treatments. University of Pennsylvania’s Paul Allison, PhD, coauthor of the study, speculates that since spouses contribute to our well-being, simply not having them around can harm our health. If this research is right, absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder. It just might break it.

Social networks play such a critical role in our health that they can actually save lives. Felix Elwert, PhD, a researcher and sociologist from Harvard University, studied the differences in the widower effect between Caucasian and African-American couples aged 65 and older. In same-race marriages, Caucasians had a 15 to 20 percent increased risk of death when their spouses died, but African-American couples had none. “Zero. None,” says Elwert. Why the difference? The answer can be found by looking at mixed-race couples. Here the widower effect depends on the wife’s race. Husbands of Caucasian wives suffered the widower effect, but husbands of African-American wives didn’t. And these two groups have marked differences in extended family support. Only 20 percent of elderly Caucasian couples live with extended family while 40 percent of African-American couples do. “Wives on average are responsible for the kinship network and social life,” Elwert says. “Men married to African-American women benefited from her strong community ties.”

The weaker sex?
Are men really more fragile than women? Apparently so. Jane Potter, MD, president of the American Geriatrics Society, says, “Women have better survival rates at all ages and for all difficulties.” This is partially because senior men are often more dependent on their spouses for day-to-day care.

Men also tend to have fewer social networks than women and fewer close friendships, says Linnda Durré, PhD, a psychotherapist from Orlando, Florida. A man’s best friend is often his wife, while women typically have several close friends including their husbands. Durré says many men have also been conditioned not to talk about their feelings and may believe “therapy is for sissies.” Women, on the other hand, speak about their feelings. This leaves them more open to counseling and group sessions, where they reap the health benefits these social supports provide.

Coping with loss
But women don’t breeze through the loss of a spouse either. Both genders must cope...

Author: Charmian Christie

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