Counselors work in many different settings from schools, organizations, agencies, and in private practices. They work with people of all ages from young children to seniors. At Heart ‘n Home, we have Spiritual & Grief Counselors and Care Navigators who help our patients in a multitude of ways. We now have an additional position, the Traumatic Grief and Loss Specialist. When traumatic events or grief become overwhelming, the Traumatic Grief and Loss Specialist can help. Here’s some more information about this new position.
Traumatic Grief and Loss Specialists are care team members with specialized skillsets in areas of Complicated Grief and Loss, Trauma Resolution, and Mental Health Issues across a lifespan. They partner with other care team members to help individuals reduce distressed feelings that are impacting their quality of life and day to day functioning. Through initiating a short-term care plan with distressed individuals and utilizing diverse therapeutic approaches, individuals work towards distress reduction and stabilization, thus improving quality of life. Your Traumatic Grief and Loss Specialist might suggest the utilization of Accelerated Resolution Therapy to work with individuals who are experiencing the effects of unresolved trauma or Play Therapy to help any of our younger family members or Patients process life events that are causing them distress. If you are experiencing any of the following, please talk to one of your care team members about the utilization of a Grief and Loss Specialist:
- Complicated Anticipatory Grief
- Death Anxiety
- Complicated or Prolonged Grief
- PTSD Symptoms
- Unresolved Trauma
- Suicidal Ideations
- Developmentally Specific Needs
Heart ‘n Home makes it a priority to make sure our patients and their families are taken care of and that care doesn’t stop after a death. We continue to support families for 13 months and even longer when needed. Whether it’s letters, phone calls, one-on-one visits, or these new Traumatic Grief and Loss visits, we are here to support you. Visit www.gohospice.com to learn more.