“Grieving people want and need to be heard, not fixed.”

The Grief Recovery Institute

MY GRIEF Recovery Method SERVICES

How I Can Help

What is the Grief Recovery Method?

Grief is not a disorder. “Grievers do not need to be fixed. They need to be heard”.

Everyone grieves. These feelings and experiences are normal. Yet painful and can linger when they go unresolved.

The GRM is an effective “action based program” with brief reflective reading and writing assignments- for unlocking and respecting the emotional experience of our grief – both the immediate or presenting grief issues – and those that may have been holding you captive for years.

“Recovery” refers to simply feeling better. Experiencing more joy, Experiencing less pain when revisiting memories of your loss, feeling less distracted, improved sleep, improved concentration,

There are many different types of losses that may be experienced. For example, loss of a loved one or beloved pet, loss of a job, loss of self, loss of health, religious trauma, dementia, physical assault or abuse, divorce, unmet expectations, etc.

As a Grief Recovery Specialist, I am trained to deliver the GRM, and have experience in working with a variety of types of loss, and people from all walks of life. In addition, I have experienced the benefits of GRM in my own life. I am honored to help others navigate their own grief and loss experience.

Individual GRM Sessions

Available in-person & Virtually

My office is in Clinton Township, MI.

You can complete the GRM at any time following your loss. .

This program is for those who prefer to work face to face with me 1-on-1, rather than in a group setting. This 7-meeting format utilizes the same proven materials as the group programs in a more private setting.

The GRM for individuals is completed over 7 seven sessions. Sessions average 1.5 hours each.

This is an action based model. Participants are taught effective ways to deal with grief. Brief homework assignments are completed between sessions. Both cash or insurance may be accepted. Cash clients, please contact me directly.

To schedule GRM with insurance, please contact me via Macomb Therapy Group.

I’m looking forward to working with you!

GRM Groups

Available in-person & Virtually

Locations May Vary

You can complete the GRM at any time following your loss.

Groups offer a safe, evidence-based environment for grievers to take effective and lasting action, no matter the type of loss experienced.

Groups can offer a way to connect to and support other grievers. This is an action based model. Participants are taught effective ways to deal with grief. Brief homework assignments are completed between sessions.

The length and hours of each group can vary based on type.

Available Groups

Grief Recovery Method Support Group

Helping Children With Loss

Pet Loss

Depending on the circumstance of the group, both Cash or Insurance may be accepted.

Get in touch

Please reach out to me if you have questions or concerns and/or if you’d like to be notified about upcoming events.

Are you a provider interested in a GRM group for your community? I would love to work with you.

“Your wounds are not your fault, but their healing is your opportunity.”

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MY COUNSELING SERVICES

How I Can Help

I work with children, adults, and relationships across the lifespan.

Grief, Loss & Trauma

Children who are grieving and their parents/caregivers

Spiritual and Religious trauma

Those approaching end of life and their loved ones

Pregnancy and infant loss

I have come to appreciate the impact our grief and loss history can have on many aspects of our life. For many, a recovered sense of joy can be found though the Grief Recovery Method.Please consider my Grief Recovery Method services.Your feelings are normal and you may not need counseling. For some, there may be additional or complex issues that require a longer therapeutic relationship. Together, we can determine how best to meet your needs. Please call me if you’d like to discuss before scheduling.

To schedule counseling with insurance, please contact me via Macomb Therapy Group.

My Approach

I bring an open minded, relaxed, relationship based style. I have a deep respect and appreciation for all that makes us each unique.

I am trained in several formal therapy models. Yet, I have discovered that research, evidenced based and best practices combined with a whole person approach works best.

You are welcome to bring your relationship to faith/religion/spirituality into our work together. However, this is only as much a part of our work together as it has meaning to YOU.

Resources

Crises Resources

  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-8255
  2. 24-Hour Telephone Counseling
    800-273-TALK(8255)
    800-442-HOPE (4673)
  3. Community Mental Health (CMH) MI – offers a high level or services for Individuals with Medicaid or otherwise qualified. Services are related to Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse. See link below to find the office for your county in Michigan.

Resources

End of Life / Bereavement / Loss

  1. National End-Of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA): Doula information & directories
  2. On The Way to Dying: Practical Experience and Insight on Aging and Dying
    www.onthewaytodying.com
  3. National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA)
    www.homefuneralalliance.org

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

  1. Pregnancy and Infant Loss
    http://rtzhope.org
  2. Friends Supporting Parents
    http://friendssupportingparents.org
  3. Ask me about the Grief Recovery Method

Loss of an Animal Loved One

  1. Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
    www.lapoflove.com
  2. Pet loss
    www.pet-loss.net
  3. Ask me about the Grief Recovery Method

Grief Support Groups

  1. Ask me about the Grief Recovery Method groups
  2. www.AngelaHospice.org
  3. www.HOM.org
  4. https://aboutsandcastles.org
  5. https://www.helpingparentsheal.org

Early Childhood

  1. Help Me Grow Michigan: Brief developmental Screens (see link below)
  2. Zero to Three “Supporting caring adults who touch the lives of infants and toddlers. “Research based parent and provider resources, training and advocacy.”
    www.zerotothree.org

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

FASD General Resources

  1. fasdunited.org: National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  2. MCFARES.org: Local MI Chapter of NOFAS (See link above)
  3. Book: Trying Differently Rather Than Harder by D. Malbin.
  4. Online Training Series: TRIUMPH Today; 16 segment online training series that give families, caregivers and professionals the tools and techniques thy need to understand FASD. Call Sr. Suzette at 419-890-1290 *sfisher@arenewedmindservices.org
  5. Training on a brain-based approach to living with, caring for, and working with individuals and families impacted by FASD
    https://fafasd.org/workshops-and-training/
  6. 8 Magic Keys Video
    https://www.fasdoutreach.ca/resources/all/0-9/8-magic-keys
  7. Diagnosis:
    1. U of M
      https://www.mottchildren.org/our-locations/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-clinic
    2. CTAC
      https://wmich.edu/traumacenter/assessment-services
  8. Grand Rapids (adults & children):
    https://www.spectrumhealth.org/patient-care/childrens-health/medical-genetics
    *Marquette also has a location. I was not able to provide a link.

FASD Resources for Caregivers & Providers

  1. Oregon Behavioral Consultation-Nate Sheets (Multiple videos addressing behavioral concerns)
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=oregon+behavioral+consultation
  2. SAMHSA Guide for FASD treatment for providers
    https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma13-4803.pdf
  3. Early On Coordinator Guide
    https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/2011_Early_On_Service_Coordination_Practice_Guide_for_Children_Age_0-3_years_467336_7.pdf

FASD & Educational Settings

  1. 6 Things Educators Should Know about FASD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSsCXnsYKRI1)
  2. Classroom:
    https://sites.duke.edu/fasd/chapter-4-the-fasd-student-and-the-classroom/effective-teaching-strategies/
  3. Early Childhood
    https://www.gov.mb.ca/healthychild/fasd/fasdearly_en.pdf

FASD Resources for Physicians

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics
    https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-toolkit/Pages/default.aspx
  2. AAFP
    https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180201cdcfasdsite.html

FASD & Nutrition (Review with your Registered Dietitian or Physician)

  1. Choline
    https://www.nofas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/choline-jennifer-thomas.pdf
  2. Nutrition implications for FASD
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4224205
  3. Dr. Molly Goodfellow “Neuro-inflammatory effects of PAE -anti-inflammatory diet recommendations”