GRIEF COUNSELOR DIRECTORY
How to Find the Right Grief Counselor
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Ask them about their style.
Tell them briefly about you.
They may or you may ask to start with an initial meeting. In person is the best way to assess if you are a match.
Make sure you discuss fees, before you begin, so there is clarity.
Professional Certifications and Licenses
Licensed Professional Counselor – Alabama
Pre/Enrich Certified Facilitator
American Counseling Association
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors
I understand it’s hard to believe that your life could ever look different than the circumstances you are in today. It doesn’t seem that you can change or the people in your life could ever be different.
Life can. You can. They can.
I can help guide you toward a more fulfilling and enriching life. I’d love to provide you or your family a comfortable setting to begin your journey toward hope and change. Explore the links below to learn more about me and contact me to get started. Change is possible. There is hope. Take time to find it!
Professional Certifications and Licenses
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #550),
an Approved Supervisor for Associate Licensed Professionals (S-LPC #37),
and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT #141).
I am a certified QPR Trainer (Question – Persuade – Refer gatekeeper curriculum for suicide prevention)and a Triage QPR Trainer.
Though I am not yet certified officially as a Trauma-focused / trauma-informed counselor, I have had over 24 continuing education units over the last eight years.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I specialize in grief, bereavement, traumatic loss, and suicide bereavement. Since 2013, I have been teaching full time at the University of Montevallo where I teach the Grief and Loss Counseling class, the Counseling Suicide and their Families class, and the Crisis Intervention and Trauma-Informed Counseling class. For fourteen years prior to beginning at Montevallo, I was the co-facilitator of the Suicide Bereavement Loss Group at the Crisis Center in Birmingham, and I have provided many trainings to mental health professionals about postvention and suicide-specific loss.
My private practice is now part time due to my teaching duties, but I maintain a very small caseload at my office each week. Many of my clients are persons who are experiencing suicide specific loss, complicated bereavement, and/or traumatic losses.
No loss is easy. I feel that it is one of my greatest privileges as a mental health professional to be with a client who is mourning and seeking any form of serenity after the heartbreak and vexation of the loss of a loved one. May gentler days be ahead for you and all who knew your loved one.
Related to the practical matters of making an appointment with me, you may contact me through https://judithharringtonphd.webs.com/ . Due to the part time nature of my private practice, I can no longer administer health insurance claims, and payment is fee per session. I accept checks, cash, and several credit cards for payment. My office hours may vary from semester to semester. Usually I can schedule a new client within one-to-two weeks. If we are able to be a match for each other, I will look forward to meeting you.
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