Grief/Loss/Coping with Illness Issues

Grief/Loss/Coping with Illness Issues

Sudden loss of a loved one from a heart attack, stroke, homicide, suicide or accident, often presents many issues for those left behind. People who experience loss from divorce, chronic or terminal illness face a different type of grieving. There are also differences in how adults, children, men and women experience grief and loss.

RCBM clinicians are well-trained in helping individuals through the grieving process, whether grieving the loss of a loved one or coping with their own terminal illness. Some of the therapeutic interventions used at RCBM include techniques in relaxation, cognitive restructuring, stress management, goal setting, learning new coping skills, improving communication skills with loved ones as well as with medical personnel, and referral to community support groups. Each case is looked at individually and the type of loss is taken into consideration when a treatment plan is created. RCBM also offers the services of our Psychiatrist and Nurse Practitioners who can evaluate patients who may need medication as an adjunct to their therapy.



Clinicians

Helena Sanchez, LMSW
Amanda Moar Kerbawy, PhD, LLP
C. Lynn Florek, MA, LLP, LPC MA, LLP, LPC
Carol Rembor, MS, APRN, BC MS, APRN, BC
Courtney Elson, PsyD PsyD
Emma Faruolo, MA, LPC
Erika Samulak, MA, LPC MA, LLPC, Research Team Lead
Jaime Saal, MA, LPC, NCC MA, LPC, NCC
Judith C. Redmond, MA, LPC, LLP MA, LPC, LLP
Julian Prosser, LLMSW
Kaca Popovic, MA, LPC MA, LLPC
Kathy Pritchard, MA, LPC
Kathy Tessmar, LMSW (formerly Egan) LMSW
Katy L. Mason, LMSW LMSW
Kendra Niemi, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Libby Quail, MA, LPC
Marie McMahon, LMSW, ACG LMSW, ACG
Melissa Oleshansky, PhD, LP, RYT PhD, LP, RYT
Mindy Layne Young, MSW, CSW, JD MSW, CSW, JD
Simon Levinson, MA, tLLP MA, tLLP
Valerie Moniz, PsyD, LMFT
Wendy Saal, MA, LPC
Yvonne Stumpf, MSN, RN, CS, NP MSN, RN, CS, NP