Initial visits to The Healing Center are free of charge for adults, children, and families who are recently bereaved. People come to us with a variety of losses including: death of a spouse/partner, parent, grandparent, sibling, child, infant, or friend. During this first visit, we help people determine which services they may benefit from: individual counseling (with us or with another appropriate therapist), one of our many group support programs, or a combination. Participation in our community activities is also a valuable way to meet others going through a similar experience. This first connection is an important beginning to the healing process as it serves as an introduction to a variety of our services. We know how challenging it can be to take this first step to healing, and we invite you to reach out to us.
Individual and Family Counseling
We offer individual counseling sessions for adults, children, and families who are currently participating in our support groups. Our individual sessions are meant to be occasional check ins between support groups rather than ongoing therapy.
Adult Spouse/Partner Loss Support Groups
We offer a variety of support groups for adults who are grieving the death of a spouse/partner. Groups meet in the comfortable setting of The Healing Center’s house in the Roosevelt neighborhood. The groups offer adults a chance to share their loss with others who have also had a loved one die, and to discuss issues around grief, parenting, or any other concerns that stem from dealing with grief. All groups are facilitated by a grief therapist, except the Perspectives Group, which is peer-led. Learn more about the Adult Support Groups.
Young Adult Group
For adults approximately 19-30 years old who have experienced the death of a parent, friend or relative. This group generally meets twice a month (please consult the calendar) and our facilitators request that you call in advance to schedule a pre-group meeting.
It’s hard to be a teen in today’s world. Add the death of a parent, friend, or sibling and it can be overwhelming. What we all need when a significant death happens in our lives is information, safety and support, and to be around people who understand. It’s even better when those people are our own age. Learn more about Teen Support.
Our children’s groups offer children a safe and supportive environment to work through their grief. We honor each child’s individuality in their process of dealing with the death of a loved one. Our groups focus on support rather than therapy, and we use a variety of mediums so each child can freely choose what helps most. Our counselors and trained adult facilitators spend time with the children, both individually and in groups, offering reflection and support regarding their grief. Children share memories, bring in pictures of their loved ones, and talk about funerals and family changes. Our groups have themes that the children themselves often ask to talk about, such as family changes or questions around the cause of death. We offer year-round support. Please contact us for registration information and check our calendar for group dates and times. Learn more about Children’s Support.
The Healing Center provides workshops and retreats, an annual memorial service to honor loved ones, and education and referrals to other agencies and practitioners.