Grief Counseling Middletown OH

Grief counseling helps people deal with the loss of a loved one or bereavement. Counseling helps people through what is commonly known as the five stages of grief. These stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and ultimately acceptance of the loss. See below to learn more and to gain access to qualified grief counselors in Middletown, OH who provide grief counseling.

Ms. Christine Ferens
(937) 689-2629
228 Byers Road, 102A
Miamisburg, OH
Credentials
Credentials: PCC, NCC
Licensed in Ohio
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Brenda Haney
Brenda Haney, Mental Health/Addictions Therapy
(937) 572-4662
3131 S. Dixie Drive, Suite 534-C
Dayton, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-S, LCDC III
Licensed in Ohio
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Di
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), 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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Linda Rovito
(513) 404-3670
Westchester, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Steven Neff
(513) 706-4581
Fairfield, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Barbara Weber
Individual and Group Psychotherapy Services
(937) 436-0700
77 W Elmwood DR Ste 202
Dayton, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-S
Licensed in Ohio
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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Deborah L Posey
(937) 474-4167
MIAMISBURG, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Craig Mankin
(513) 229-7900
Mason, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mary Ann Flickinger
(513) 752-5103
Fairfield, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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What Is Grief?

Topics - Grief and Loss
Written by Derek Wood   

Grief, according to Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross follows fivesteps: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression , and acceptance. We do not go through these steps sequentially, or one at a time. We may move forward, then step back into a previous phase.

In the denial and isolation phase, the person suffering grief usually talks about the future, avoids family and friends, and avoids talking about the incident. People in this stage can best be helped through nonjudgemental acceptance of their behavior, not taking their actions personally, and listening when they wish to talk.

In the anger phase, the person suffering from grief becomes angry that this occurred. They may question why this happened to them, they may begin to question their religious beliefs, and may become angry with family, friends, and those attempting tosupport them. The best support that can be given to people in this situation requires remembering that anger is not directed at a person but at the situation, remembering how you would feel in the situation, understanding that this is a natural progression in the process of change and healing, and not allowing the person to alienate you.

In the bargaining stage of grief, the person will attempt to make a promise, or bargain with god to change their lives if they or another person is allowed to live. The main support that can be given is to listen to the person, as what they are bargaining may be a long held guilt or fear that they would like to rid themselves of.

The depression phase of grief occurs when the realization comes that the person really has died, or will die. While "cheering up" a person may help somewhat, allowing them toexpress themselves and their feelings through just being there and listening may be the most beneficial actions that can be taken. They can draw support merely from your presence.

Finally, in the acceptance phase of grief, the person turns more introspective, and comes at last to grips with the death.

Sudden death raises additional issues for the bereaved person. They are more shocked and confused initially. They are notprepared for the death. There was no foreseeable reason for the death. They may be faced with the involvement of more organizations such as the police, coroner, and media....

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