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As a therapist, I am well versed in helping people deal with a variety of anxieties and interpersonal stressors. Although I have a degree in mental health counseling, I firmly believe that when it comes to grief and bereavement counseling, one should have advanced training when conducting “grief work”. As of March 13th, 2017, Dr. Cromwell is now credentialed as a “Grief Certified Counselor (GC-C) by The American Academy of Grief Counseling.

Bereavement refers specifically to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Both encompass a range of feelings from deep sadness to anger, and the process of adapting to a significant loss can vary dramatically from one person to another, depending on his or her background, beliefs, relationship to what was lost, and other factors.

Grief Counseling Mission
Our mission is to facilitate healing and improve coping by providing a safe, confidential space for bereaved people to receive emotional support, education and guidance through each person’s individual grief journey.

Many of the individuals we serve have been affected by traumatic experiences. Our service incorporates evidence about the prevalence and impact of traumatic events across the life span to exceed best-practice standards of public service agencies.

DRC provides individual, family, and group counseling and debriefing services. Counseling is provided by mental health interns who receive specialized, ongoing training in grief and trauma. Our interns are all supervised by licensed professionals with expertise in grief and trauma work.

Whom We Serve
DRC provides counseling services to residents of all ages. Bereavement groups are provided to adults 18 years of age and older. Individual Bereavement Counseling is provided to individuals, couples, families, and children.

Support Groups
  • SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE - DRC provides a safe, therapeutic environment for people to explore and process their feelings about having lost a loved one to suicide.
  • SUICIDE ATTEMPT SURVIVOR - DRC offers people with suicidal thoughts and feelings, a safe, confidential, and supportive environment to explore their experiences, identify coping strategies, and create their own safety plans.
  • HOMICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP - DRC provides support and coping strategies for people who have lost a friend or relative to homicide. Death by homicide can be especially difficult for survivors, who are often re-traumatized by the criminal justice system and may feel stuck in the experience of helplessness, intense sadness, and rage.
  • ANTICIPATORY GRIEF - DRC is a confidential place for exploring feelings that arise when we are faced with the anxiety and stress that the long-term and terminal illness of a loved one brings.
  • BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT - coping with loss and life transitions. This group provides education, support, and practical strategies to help individuals move toward healing in their personal grief experience

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