Counseling opens many paths to hope and healing
“I knew I needed help, and I wanted to connect with others who were in a similar situation. When I found Treasure Coast Counseling Services, I knew this was the organization I’d been searching for. Everyone who is grieving has different needs. The people who work here understand what your individual needs are, so they know how to meet them.”
Guidance comforts amid the loss of a loved one
Treasure Coast Counseling Services supports adults, children, families, and couples experiencing any type of loss.
“When my wife Katherine unexpectedly died of a heart attack, “I felt lonely and lost,” remembers Alan Bernstein of Palm City. “I knew I needed help, and I wanted to connect with others who were in a similar situation.”
Alan spent three or four months searching South Florida for a counseling program that would work for him.
“I always do better in groups,” he says. “I know that about myself. I do better with other people who are in the same situation I’m in.
“When I found Treasure Coast Counseling Services, I knew this was the organization I’d been searching for,” he said. “Everyone who is grieving has different needs. The people who work here understand what your individual needs are, so they know how to meet them.”
The wide-ranging bereavement program at Treasure Coast Counseling Services encompasses individual counseling, youth counseling, group counseling, family counseling, and even counseling in schools and workplaces coping with a tragedy.
The Cooper family made use of all those services when their 11-year-old daughter Brianna Cooper was killed in an automobile accident near their home. Treasure Coast Hospice Counseling Services stepped in to bring calm and peace to the family and the community.
“When you find yourself in that dreaded fraternity of parents who lose a child, everything vanishes – your hopes, dreams, wonders, even frustrations,” said Todd Cooper, Brianna’s father. “It could be easy to drown in a sea of ache and agony. But knowing our other children still needed us is what got us out of bed every day.”
The Coopers turned to Counseling Services for help and solace.
“Treasure Coast Counseling Services gave us peace of mind and the tools we needed to cope,” said Brianna’s mother, Cindy. “They helped us find hope.”
Treasure Coast Counseling Services grief counselors also visited area schools after Brianna’s death. They worked to help students, teachers, and parents work through their turmoil and grief.
Underwritten by the generosity of the Treasure Coast community, Counseling Services is able to provide its hope and healing in return for voluntary contributions, and no one is turned away for inability to pay.
Alan Bernstein has become not only a client of Counseling Services, but also a benefactor.
“Providing financial support is beneficial to me. It’s something I can give back to help other people,” he says.
With counseling and the passage of a few years since his wife’s death, “the grief is less, the understanding is better,” Alan says.
“I realize now I have to move on to grow. If you don’t move on, you die, and that’s not what Katherine would want.”
We are here for you
Treasure Coast Hospice Counseling Services offers a variety of support groups as well as individual grief counseling for adults and children. Please contact us at 772-403-4530 for information or to set up an appointment.
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