Grief & Loss

Mental Health Specialty

While loss affects people in different ways, feelings of grief, hurt, pain, and sadness can emerge. Grief is a natural, normal reaction to loss. My guidance will be to ensure that you learn new skills and tools to recover from the conflicting emotions and take the appropriate steps to ‘complete’ the loss.

Grief Recovery Support Group

Group therapy offers a safe and supportive environment for individuals experiencing grief and loss. The emotions that accompany each loss are a natural part of life, but often, people lack the necessary tools and resources to navigate through their grief. In this action-based group therapy, guided by the Grief Recovery Method, we create a space where you can work through your feelings without fear of analysis, criticism, or judgment.

Your Grief Recovery Support Group facilitator is Vanessa Iceton and I am a Grief Recovery Method Specialist with the Grief Recovery Institute. I will provide emotional support and guidance to ensure that you learn new skills and tools to ‘complete’ the hurt and pain and help you to heal from loss.

Your weekly participation and attendance in this 8-week closed-group format is vital to benefit in the healing and recovery process.  “Closed groups” means participants register for the sessions, and once the group begins, only those who registered are permitted to attend. This creates a feeling of emotional safety and trust among participants. 

Participants of a variety of ages, genders, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, and abilities are welcomed in the group setting.

“The Grief Recovery Handbook” by John James and Russell Freidman serves as a valuable reading resource, complemented by weekly homework assignments, as you embark on your journey to recovery. Together with fellow participants, you’ll find solace and understanding as we explore the complexities of grief and embrace healing strategies rooted in the Grief Recovery Method. Through this group experience, you’ll discover the power of shared support and gain valuable insights to help you on your path towards healing and renewal. Let’s embark on this journey of healing together and find strength in community and understanding.

2024 Grief Recovery Support Group’s:

Wednesday’s from 6-8pm starting January 24, 2024 – March 13, 2024. 

Monday’s from 6-8pm starting April 8, 2024 – June 3, 2024 (skip May 20).

Saturday’s from 10a-12p starting September 21, 2024 – November 16, 2024 (skip Oct 12). 

All of the above are in-person and are $680 per person. Please note, a minimum of 5 people are needed to run each group. 

Your Guide to a Healthier and Happier Life

Taking the first step towards positive change can be transformative, and I am here to support you every step of the way. Whether you’re facing difficult times, seeking personal growth, or simply looking for a supportive space to explore your feelings, I am committed to being your partner on the path to well-being.
Let’s embark on this journey together. Book a session today, and let’s work towards a healthier, happier, and more balanced life. I look forward to connecting with you and being a part of your positive change.