Grief Counseling Lake Oswego OR

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. Lisa Lieberman
Lisa A Lieberman, LCSW
(503) 697-5956
15100 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite 750A
Lake Oswego, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Autism/PDD, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Asperger's Syndrome, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Jane Newman
Jane P.Newman,Licensed Professional Counselor
(503) 679-1828
7412 Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy Ste, 204
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LPC
Licensed in Oregon
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Caregivers, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Laurence Eckman
Laurence Eckman PMHNP-BC, LCSW
(503) 492-2200
2311 East Burnside Street Suite 100
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: PMHNP-BC, LCSW
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Christopher Tucker
Bridge City Counseling
(503) 341-5104
712 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Oregon
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Attachment Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Brynna Sibilla
Adult, Couple & Family Therapy
(503) 280-1101
1934 NE Broadway
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's I
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Kayla Leopold
Private Practice
(503) 860-0656
1306 SW Bertha Boulevard
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lynne Coon
(503) 243-2283
1020 SW Taylor, Suite 448
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Oregon
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Grief/Loss, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Jennifer Lopas
Jennifer Lopas LCSW, LLC
(503) 250-1188
1020 SW Taylor St., Suite 250
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trau
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Sibelia Chaiyahat
Life Enrichment Services
(503) 774-2572
4411 SE Hawthorne Blvd Suite 215
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Developmental Disability, Grief/Loss, Learning Disabilities, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Asperger's Syndrome
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Aimee Coughlin
Aimee Coughlin, LCSW
(503) 295-7337
325 Northwest 21st Avenue Suite 103
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Biracial
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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