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Gilchrist Clinical Counselor Hilary Harrington (center) is joined by two attendees of the Mothers' Grief Group - Joanne Giza (l) and Maria Waltemeyer (r).

Comfort and Encouragement for Grieving Mothers

Friday, March 16, 2018

Over my years as a clinical grief counselor I have facilitated many offerings from our Grief Counseling program. While I have enjoyed them all—each for their own reasons—one program that holds a special place within me is the Mothers’ Grief Group (for grieving mothers who have lost adult children). Starting as a onetime Mother’s Day … Read More

Deborah Jones, Gilchrist Grief Counseling Manager

In Times of Tragedy or Loss, Gilchrist Offers Counseling and Support

Friday, February 23, 2018

It seems our nation is faced with more acts of violence and death than ever before. With every tragedy, we find ourselves dealing with emotions of grief and loss in ways we never expected. Grief has become ever present in our day-to-day world. Whether a loss is sudden or expected, Gilchrist offers counseling and support … Read More

Gilchrist Counselor Dawn Tippett with Robert Glascock, who attends the support group.

The Journey Continues: Grief in the Second Year

Friday, February 16, 2018

Grief in the Second Year In my 15 years as a bereavement counselor—and through my personal experience—I have found that in our society, people are not comfortable with grief. Those who have not experienced it may lack an understanding of what “normal” grieving looks like and just how long this process can take. Some will … Read More

Laurel Goodrick, LCPC, NCC, CT is a Clinical Bereavement Counselor at Gilchrist.

Celebrating Our Loved Ones

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Anniversaries, birthdays and holidays can be a real challenge for grievers, especially when the days remind us of who is missing.  In the beginning, the pain of our loss often covers our usual enjoyment of these special days, and we just don’t feel like celebrating or laughing. It may not seem right to enjoy something that … Read More