Grief Counselors Shelton WA

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Jo Boston
(360) 426-0488
Shelton, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gloria J Roettger
(360) 236-1346
Olympia, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Wm. John Gass
(360) 329-2903
1204 4th Ave.
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Family of Origin Issues, Loss or Grief, Depression
Qualification
School: U of WA
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Lisa Swihart
(360) 701-8798
Noetic Health LLC1204 - 4th Avenue East
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Weight Loss, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Bastyr University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dawn Stremel
(360) 209-2619
208 Rogers Street NW
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders, Bipolar, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Antioch University Seattle
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Brenda Dorsey
(360) 529-3353
103 South 4th Street
Shelton, WA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Native American
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Matthew J Gilbert
(360) 358-5641
Capitol Lake Counseling1211 4th Avenue E
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Couples/Marital Issues, Emotional Disturbance, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Pacific Lutheran University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $60
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Robert Perretz-Rosales, MA, LMHC
(360) 474-7993
Robert Perretz-Rosales, MA, LMHC
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Personal work, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Bastyr
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Emilie Kromer
(360) 943-2221
Olympia, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Gayle Herman
(916) 251-9927
Lakebay, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: California State Fullerton
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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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