I found myself widowed, suddenly and unexpectedly, in 2008 when my 46-year-old husband of sixteen years had a massive heart attack. I was, as you’d expect, devastated, and I did everything I knew to process my grief: I read books about bereavement, I journaled, I joined social networking groups for widows, and I went to therapy. I found that, while therapy was valuable and allowed me to address some issues I was unaware of while increasing my emotional resilience, it didn’t help me resolve my grief. Six years after my husband died I felt strong enough to carry the burden of the pain of my grief: a burden that I felt physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and assumed would be with me always. Then I found the Grief Recovery Method, and at the end of the process I literally felt the burden of the pain of my grief lift from my shoulders and dissipate! Now, while I am sad that my husband is dead, and I miss him, I am no longer in pain. Best of all, my happy memories of our relationship, which had been tainted so by grief that they, too, caused me pain were all restored to me and are once again a source of joy. Having experienced grief and recovery first-hand allows me to testify personally to the benefits of this program and to be an authentic guide as I walk beside my clients on their own path to recovery.
I see clients in my office in Media, Pennsylvania in Delaware County in addition to working online. I primarily work with people in the one-on-one Grief Recovery Method program. I also offer occasional groups in the Grief Recovery Method, the Grief Recovery Pet Loss Program, and When Children Grieve.