Spouse Grief Counselor Westminster MD

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

Mrs. Nancy Craven
IN TREATMENT, LLC
(410) 504-3024
406 Main Street PO Box 596
Reisterstown, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, BCD
Licensed in Maryland
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, I
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Daniel Nothmann
Nothmann & Associates, PA
(443) 394-0768
66 Painters Mill Road Ste. 204
Owings Mills, MD
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in Maryland
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Alexandra Goerl Rickeman
(443) 692-7518
229 East Main Street, Suite J
Westminster, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Pamela Laveist Bell
(410) 977-2571
Reisterstown, MD
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Relationships Work - 360° support for extraordinary partnerships
1-888-360-Relate
9199 Reisterstown Road,Suite 204B
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Insurance
Yes

Dr. Wendy Berlinrood
Wendy M. Berlinrood, PhD., LCSW-C
(410) 526-6331
3 Blue Spruce Court
Reisterstown, MD
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gifted, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Linda Crites
Linda S. Crites, Ph.D.
(443) 253-1660
2838 Hadel Dr
Marriottsville, MD
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Joelle Shirk
(717) 632-4900
Hanover, PA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathleen Unangst
Sykesville, MD
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lori W Hollander
(410) 449-4153
Hollander Coaching & Counseling9199 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
MARRIAGE & COUPLES COACHING, Relationship Issues, Divorce
Qualification
School: Rutgers University
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $130
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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