My holistic, trauma/attachment sensitive, and integrative grief counseling/consulting/spiritual philosophy entails more of a growth, empowerment and healing model for proactively transforming one’s grief process versus the medical model of diagnosing and medically treating mental illness.
I try to weave different perspectives within the context of the grief process ~ in that it's a lifelong process within a process working from the 'inside light out,' of not only moving toward healing your 'fractured heart' from your losses, but within the the larger context of becoming more holistically whole and authentic as a human being.
My relationship with parents and others is one of respectful and reflective listening, supporting, sharing and offering constructive suggestions and strategies based on my own personal and professional training and experiences. Some may prefer sharing their stories in a large support group, yet others may feel more comfortable with personal and confidential one-on-one support ~ and that is what I provide for individuals. Please note, however, that I am not working as a mental health therapist treating individuals as patients and with specialized psychological treatment [ie., EMDR]. I am working as a Grief Support resource only and all of my one-on-one support is related to loss due to death or impending death. I always refer clients to other professionals when there are issues that I cannot ethically or legally work with. Yet, if you feel comfortable, you are welcome to also continue with me for additional grief support.
What I offer is a quiet, safe, and private space for you to share and explore your child's/loved one's life and death story ~ without judgment, no matter how long it's been since their death. Even though circumstances surrounding a death may be different and a child or loved one's age may be younger vs older, as well as a myriad of other differing factors pertaining to your loss ~ it is important not to compare your loss or intensity of grief with another person's loss.
Even though my services are free, I do value my time, so if you have to cancel an appointment please contact me 24 hrs ahead. More info on my Education & Experience is on https://bereavedparent.org/about-deb/.