Grief Counseling Hartwell 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.

Rhonda Whitten
(864) 260-4168
Anderson, SC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Camille Garrett
(864) 275-6781
Anderson, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Nancy Wesselink
One Source Counseling and Employee Assistance Services
(770) 683-1327
110 Millbrook Village Drive Suite C
Tyrone, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, CEAP
Licensed in Georgia
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diag
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Ilene Federman
Ilene Federman
(678) 445-4184
242 Creekstone Ridge
Woodstock, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Dual D
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Lynn Ranew
Atlanta Therapy Associates
(404) 233-9885
3580 Piedmont Rd. NE Suite 210
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Georgia
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Toni Bryant
(864) 225-3937
Anderson, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Shelia Head
(404) 271-8443
4183 Campbellton Road
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tra
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Twins, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Mark Wagemaker
Transitions
(404) 580-6684
402B Adamson Sq Suite 11
Carrollton, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Georgia
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Tomichek
Susan Tomichek, MS,LPC
(678) 327-5483
1014 Canton Street
Roswell, GA
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LPC
Licensed in Georgia
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Warren Mitchell
Journey of Self Discovery, LLC.
(770) 882-4240
545 N. McDonough St. Mezzanine Level Suite B
Decatur, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Self Abuse, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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