Grief Counseling Cartersville GA

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.

Pamela Barge
(678) 230-8127
Cartersville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Kathryn Dowell
(678) 230-8127
Cartersville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Aging/Gerontological, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Marissa Namirr
(678) 640-1020
Acworth, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Donna Ratliff
(770) 928-7300
Woodstock, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Melissa Clawson
(678) 922-0514
4255 Wade Green Road
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Family Conflict, Mood Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Amy Robbins
(707) 383-8909
Cartersville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ann Marie Dougherty
(770) 386-3777
Cartersville, GA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Debora McCormick
(770) 826-5542
Dallas, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Greta Willoughby
(706) 506-1079
Rome, GA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Camille Harris- McDaniel
(770) 792-0079
Healing Psychotherapy Practices of Georgia, LLC1301 Shiloh Rd.
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Spirituality, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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