Grief Counseling Brattleboro VT

It might feel like a burning ember lodges in your throat, or that a massive weight presses against your chest making it difficult to breathe. Perhaps you feel fatigued, irritable, hyperactive, or depressed. Perhaps you feel nothing at all right now. All these could be symptoms of grief, awakened by the death of someone close to you or even a pet.

Ms. Helen Schepartz
(802) 257-0977
167 Main St. Suite 207
Brattleboro, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Diane Leardi
(802) 490-3101
54 Harris Pl
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Barry College
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Paula-Ayn Phillips
(603) 357-1180
Keene, NH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Rosie Fanale
(413) 624-6021
25 Bank Row, Greenfield, MA 01301
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Chronic Pain or Illness, Loss or Grief, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Yale University and Lesley College
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beacon Health

Ginnie Gilson
(413) 315-4657
28 High Street
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Mood Disorders, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Univ. of CT
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Forrest Seymour
Forrest Seymour LICSW, Psychotherapist
(603) 721-9979
103 Roxbury Street Suite 207
Keene, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Education/Personal Development, Attachment Disorders, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Penelope Simpson-Adams
(802) 387-2550
Putney, VT
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Christine Chamberlin
(603) 244-3534
51 Ralston Street
Keene, NH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Ball State University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jonathan P Levin
(413) 772-2935
Greenfield, MA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kevin Blanchard
(413) 579-6113
50 Chapman Street
Greenfield, MA
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Spirituality, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BEACON HEALTH STRATEGIES

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Moving Through Grief

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“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.”
­-William Shakespeare

It might feel like a burning ember lodges in your throat, or that a massive weight presses against your chest making it difficult to breathe. Perhaps you feel fatigued, irritable, hyperactive, or depressed. Perhaps you feel nothing at all right now. All these could be symptoms of grief, awakened by the death of someone close to you or even a pet.

Symptoms may also result from a tragic world event, such as 9/11, or from the loss of something integral to your life—your marriage, your job, or a close friendship. Grief, unique to each individual and to each situation, can last briefly or for years.

When faced with these feelings, remember these key things:

1. The grieving process takes time. Don’t rush to get things back to “normal,” though others may pressure you to do so.

2. Don’t let fear stop the healing process. Grief reminds us of the inevitability of loss—not an easy thing to face. But suppressing your feelings will only short-circuit the emotional progression your body and soul need.

3. Unusual experiences, from extreme mood swings to seeing angels, can be a part of grieving. Stay with the process instead of hurrying it along.

4. No statute of limitations exists on grief. Take the time you need, and claim it as your own.

Do Yoga

Although any exercise can help get you up out of bed and moving again, yoga brings special gifts to anyone grieving. Here are some tips that will help:

1. Start by rolling out your yoga mat in a prominent place in your house; that will serve as a gentle reminder to practice. You don’t necessarily need to jump right back in to your normal practice. Feel what you need on a day-by-day, minute-by-minute basis.

2. Yoga can get you out of your head and into your body, giving you a bit of a reprieve from the anxiety you may be feeling. It can calm your nervous system and allow you to rest deeply. Conversely, should you feel a deep, can-barely-function despair, yoga can also begin to lift your energy and your spirits.

3. Sometimes what you need to do is simply lie in Savasana (resting pose) on your mat, focusing on your breathing. If you feel anxious, pay attention to the exhale, which is calming; if you feel depressed, allow the inhale to be deeper, which brings more oxygen into your lungs and revitalizes you. Allow your tears to flow freely, not trying to stop them or even make sense of them.

4. Doing a restorative practice can also be healing. Do a standing forward bend in front of a chair with a cushion or bolster on the chair seat when you are feeling anxious. Rest your head on the bolster. Supporting your head helps calm and cool your energy. Forward bending shuts out distractions and brings a sense of quiet.

5. If you feel low in energy as well as spirit, try a few standing poses. Doing a short sun salutation practice or a few standing poses (Warrior or Triangle, for examp...

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