I came into counseling when my mother died unexpectedly. It was like having the rug pulled out from under me. Suddenly, I did not know who I was any more. I had not realized how important my mother was to my own self-identity. I had a lot of crying to do, and I had a lot of questions to answer about what my own life was about. Bryan Austill at the Center led me through my grieving process and set me on the path of self discovery. Not an easy path, but I could not have done it without Bryan.


Grief/End of Life Counseling

There is no greater life-changing loss than the death of someone who has been a significant and important part of your life. Grief after loss is natural and normal, although most grieving people feel that nothing is "normal" after loss.

How individuals and families cope with dying, death, grief, loss, and bereavement is as unique as a fingerprint. The response to the death of a family member, relative, or close friend places you in the category of "bereaved." Your grief will encompass physical, psychological, social, and spiritual components. How you cope with other life events and adapt to your present and future is also part of the grieving process.

The time following loss can be confusing, frightening and unclear, as you are confronted with thoughts, feelings, behaviors and attitudes that are unfamiliar to you. A counselor can act as a "bridge" that can help you find your way through the depths of grief.

If you've lost someone you love, you don't have to go through it alone. Our counselors can help you cope with loss. We can help you.

Professionally-trained counselors can also make significant contributions to improve the quality of end-of-life decision-making and care by actively engaging these issues. They can treat clinical depression if and when it arises in end-of-life contexts, as well as other mental health problems. Our counselors can provide end-of-life counseling including facilitating emotional expression, helping caregivers to appreciate the psychological dimensions of the suffering involved, and be effective listeners and sounding boards for people who are dying, their families and caregivers, and even their health care providers.

Let us help you.