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Professional Counseling

We serve people who are journeying through grief, as well as those who struggle with other life challenges.  

Professional counseling services are available to children, teens, and adults who are looking for support after experiencing the death of a loved one at all of our locations. We provide Individual, Couples, and Family counseling options. Our counselors and social workers are caring, licensed professionals who are specifically trained in grief and trauma. Services are tailored to each individual and their unique circumstances. If an individual has experienced trauma in relation to their loss, we offer a number of trauma therapies to help alleviate those effects. We welcome and serve all who seek bereavement support.

In our Lima location, we offer professional counseling to individuals and families with needs such as abuse, divorce, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma and other challenges.

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Please reach out at each of our locations to inquire about counseling.

Grief Counseling

Preschool Age

We believe that all children grieve a loss; however, they are not all developmentally ready to work through their grief with the help of a professional. It is difficult for young children under the age of six to talk about their grief at a scheduled time. When young children are feeling their grief, they express it in the moment sometimes verbally but often through their behaviors. It is important for the parents and caregivers to understand how their young child experiences grief so that they can better support them through the process. Children younger than six are not typically provided sessions with a therapist, however the focus of clinical care is directed to the parent/caregiver, so they can be provided tools to emotionally support the grieving child.

Elementary and Middle School Age

Children understand the finality of death, and are more capable of working through their grief with the help of a professional. Due to their cognitive development, it can be difficult for children to express their grief verbally. Through the use of books, games, and art and creative therapy, we help children understand their emotions and learn healthy ways to cope. The therapist also keeps open communication with the parent/caregiver to provide parenting support.

High School Age

Due to their already difficult life stage, the adolescent’s experience with grief is unique. They are not children, nor are they adults. Instead, teens constitute a special group of mourners who deserve a special kind of care and consideration from the adults around them. We use various creative therapies to help adolescents work through their grief, while educating them about the grief process.

Adults

Adults are not able to experience grief in a vacuum. They also have the added stressors of work, family, and personal life. There may be new financial and social challenges presented by the loss. In addition to addressing their feelings of grief, adults often benefit from support around some of these important factors that can complicate their grief journey. Master’s Level licensed professionals provide evidence-based therapy to assist clients through their grief journey.

Couple & Family Counseling 

Members of the same family who have experienced the same loss often grieve very differently. A couple or family session can offer the ability for all involved to come together in a supportive environment to share their grief with one another and begin to learn ways to cope as both individuals and as a family.

Professional Counseling

Individuals

We serve individuals struggling with needs such as abuse, divorce, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma and a myriad of other challenges. Such topics include:

Abuse, Divorce Recovery, Parenting Support, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ​Stress Management, Anger, Behavioral Concerns, Trauma, and additional mental health concerns.

Couple & Family Counseling 

We serve couples and families with needs such as Pre-Marital and Marriage Counseling, Parenting Support and additional mental health concerns.

Support for Caregivers

Thanks to a generous grant, Cornerstone of Hope is able
to provide free individual counseling to professional
caregivers, first responders and front line workers.

The ongoing pandemic we are experiencing has caused
overwhelming stress, immense grief, and turmoil. Each of
us has experienced individual and broadly shared fears
and challenges, unlike any other years. However, few have 
been impacted as deeply as the caregivers and front
line workers who continue to tirelessly serve our community.

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