Grief Counselors Fort Thomas KY

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Ms. Karen (Rusty) Siegfried
Karen (Rusty) Gears Siegfried, LISW-S,ACSW
(513) 379-0214
3627 Isabella Avenue Isabella Suites A
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-S, ACSW
Licensed in Ohio
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Deborah Smith-Blackmer
Psychotherapy Associates of Blue Ash
(513) 793-6600
9900 Carver Rd. Suite 101
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, G
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Kathleen Blackburn
(513) 621-3600
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Stephanie Barnes
(502) 216-1777
Highland Heights, KY
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gerald Wellbrock
(859) 620-4219
Edgewood, KY
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Susan Shorr
(513) 891-7878
9403 Kenwood Rd. Suite #C105
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LISW
Licensed in Ohio
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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F Robert Wilson
(513) 556-3345
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Counselor Education, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Timothy Barber
(513) 244-8615
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Maryah Miller
(859) 426-9355
Live Well Therapies3037 Dixie Highway
Edgewood, KY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Cincinnati Christian University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$50 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Karen (Rusty) G. Siegfried
(513) 318-7219
3726 Isabella Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Cincinnati
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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Life After Grief

9/11/2001. It devastated our country and took people from their loved ones in what
seemed like the blink of an eye. In its wake, tens of thousands were left to cope with
senseless and soul-shattering loss. On the fifth anniversary month of that terrible event,
a 9/11 widow—whose firefighter husband died a hero attempting to rescue people from
the burning World Trade Center—reveals how she struggled to maintain her mental
and physical health in the days, months and years following such a life-altering tragedy.

By Marian Fontana

September 2006

It started with jaw pain first—the clenching of the tender area where the jawbone meets the skull—as I watched the World Trade Center burning on television. It was the morning of my eighth wedding anniversary and I had just dropped my son, Aidan, off for his second full day of kindergarten. My husband Dave, a firefighter with a unit in Brooklyn, should have been home getting ready for our day inManhattan together. At the end of his night shift at about 9 am, we planned on going to Central Park for lunch at the boathouse and then taking a personal tour of the sculpture exhibit at the Whitney Museum. Now, instead of getting on the subway with Dave, I am standing in my Brooklyn living room with my friend Lorie and we are witnessing what feels like the end of the world.

As I watched the first tower fall, I knew, on a cellular level, Dave was gone. My heart felt as if it was actually breaking, fissures cracking across its surface and exploding like glass. My knees involuntarily buckled, and sound and sight became distorted. I can almost feel it even now, five years later, the powerful force of adrenaline surging through my body. What was happening inside me was cataclysmic, as though my body was collapsing like the towers, but all of my thoughts and energy were focused on Dave, and praying that somewhere in the midst of that horrible wreckage, he was okay.

When the second tower fell, Lorie panicked. Her kids went to the same nearby school as Aidan. “Do you think they’re safe?” she asked, worry wrinkling her brow. I feel guilty about it now, but Aidan was the last thing on my mind. I was too busy speeding through my 17 years with Dave and trying to grasp the thought that he would not be coming home. I sent Lorie to check on the kids and told her to return with a pack of cigarettes. I hadn’t smoked in 13 years. After she left, I opened a bottle of wine, ignoring the bitter taste at that hour of the morning. I paced as fast as my mind was churning and when Lorie returned, the cigarette forced me to take deep, long breaths. I tried hard to slow my pounding heart as I watched dust from the towers settle softly on the patch of grass in my small backyard.

By 5 pm, it felt like years had passed. I finished the pack of cigarettes and had switched to scotch to keep my hands from shaking. Friends arrived by the dozens offering me anti-depression medication and sleep aids. I was in a foggy stu...

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