Grief Counseling – Grief is not a problem to be fixed.Grief is an extension of love, and is a normal reaction to loving and losing something.When someone we love dies, it may feel as if everything we once knew as true has changed.We may have difficulty remembering things, completing day-to-day tasks, getting out of bed, and going to work.Our emotions may be all over the map – moving between anger, and sadness, and relief, and confusion, and back again.We may have trouble seeing the importance in things that once occupied our lives.We may have trouble relating to others in our lives.Our bodies may ache.These are all normal expressions of grief.Grief therapy can provide a safe and supportive space that allows us to experience whatever our grief looks like today, while providing a collaborative and holistic approach to finding a way to honor ourselves and our loved one in our new reality.
Trauma Therapy – Trauma is a subjective term.What is traumatic for one person might not be traumatic for another.Throughout our lives, we will all experience some degree of traumas.A trauma can be a single event that is easy to pinpoint, such as experiencing an assault, a death, a rape, combat, a natural disaster, etc.Trauma can also be created by an event or events that might not be so easy to pinpoint, and might be showing as symptoms such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, behavioral issues, substance abuse, etc.If, for whatever reason, we are not able to fully process our traumas, they will start getting in the way of our ability to lives to our fullest potential.Trauma therapy can provide a safe space for us to be able to identify, sit with, and process past events to allow for more freedom and well-being in our lives.
Therapy for Kids – Grief or trauma therapy works for children too.Age appropriate grief or trauma therapy can help children to develop positive coping skills, normalize their thoughts and feelings, and process events that have happened to them in order to minimize maladaptive coping strategies further down the road. We work with children of all ages, as well as with the caregivers of infants or toddlers.
Yoga for Grief and Trauma – Coming Soon!
End of Life Doula Care – An End of Life Doula can also go by the name Death Doula or Death Midwife.This role exists with the belief that death is sacred and with the intention of reclaiming family-directed care at end of life.An End of Life Doula is not a medical provider, but instead acts as the bridge between medical care and funeral care. We provide Certified End of Life Doula services for individuals facing end of life through age or terminal illness, for the friends or families of individuals facing end of life, or for the friends or families of someone who has recently died. We provide guidance in defining final wishes and preparing final documents, sitting vigil, facilitating a home funeral, or creating a warmer, more meaningful means of memorial.
MFT Clinical Supervision – Laura is an approved Clinical Supervisor by the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and can provide clinical supervision to MFTs seeking independent licensure.