What I Do
Introduction to What I Do
Introduction to My Counseling Services
Individuals and Families
Groups and Classes
Introduction to Groups/Classes
H.O.P.E. Perinatal Loss
Loss of Child
One Year Left
Introduction to My Consulting Services
Frequently Asked Fees and Payment Questions
Frequently Asked Counseling Questions
Frequently Asked Grief Questions
Introduction to Loss
Death of Parents
Death of Spouse/Partner
Death of a Child
Children's Special Considerations
Adolescents' Special Considerations
Introduction to Grief
Grief and Disease
Grief vs. Depression
Introduction to Mourning
The Myth of Stages and Phases
The 5 Challenges of Mourning
Acknowledge the Reality of the Loss
Open Yourself to the Pain
Avoiding the Pain
Working Through the Pain
Revise Your Assumptive World
Your Assumptive World
Restructure Your Relationship
Introduction to Restructuring Your Relationship
When to Get Help
When to Get Help - Adults
When to Get Help - Children
Preparing For and Dealing With Loss
How to Support the Bereaved
Introduction to Dying
Stages, Phases, & Tasks
Stages and Phases of Dying
Stages of Life-threatening Illness
Tasks of Dying
Introduction to Tasks of Dying
Dimensions of Care
5 Themes of Caring
Books & Videos
Death and Dying
Death of a Spouse/Partner
Death of a Parent
Death of a Child
Grief and the Holidays
Children and Grief
ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
Other Assorted Topics
J. Worth Kilcrease, LPC, PLLC
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
Links to Articles
A Sisterhood of Suffering
When I miscarried, I was devastated. But I soon learned there were many more out there like me.
All Memory of Book is Gone
Gene tells how he doesn't remember reading a book the first read soon after his mother died. He "must have been more numb than" he realized.
Current Approaches to Helping Children Cope with a Parent’s Terminal Illness
Much has been learned about childhood bereavement in the last few decades as studies have increasingly focused on the direct interviewing of children about their recovery from the tragic loss of a parent. It has been shown that children do indeed mourn, although differently from adults.
Even painful occasions can provide a chance to experience the sacred, if we observe them mindfully.
I'll never forget the feeling. The CEO called me into his office, looked into my eyes and said, "Jock, this isn't working out."
A Mother's Love, Clarified
The long dying of Louise Will ended here recently. It was time. At 98, her body was exhausted by disease and strokes. Dementia, that stealthy thief of identity, had bleached her vibrant self almost to indistinctness, like a photograph long exposed to sunlight.
Do not hesitate to love deeply.
When I Lost My Husband
When I lost my husband, I lost a part of myself.
Scenes of Loss
Roadside memorials dot Long Island's state highways, county parkways and roads, sending a message of "we miss you and will never forget." Names appear, such as Umair Ejaz, who died near Exit 15 on the Southern State Parkway on Aug. 13, 2006. Some memorials have been around for years, such as a small cross for Aram Kasparian, killed in 1995 where the Wantagh Parkway connects to the westbound Northern State. Others are new, such as the memorial for Amanda Malloy, a fourth-grade teacher killed earlier this month while jogging in Huntington.
The Long Goodbye
For five years, I was my parents' death panel. And where the costly chaos of Medicare failed, a team of salaried doctors and nurses offerred a better way. by Joe Klein
Lessons Before Dying
Heartfelt messages, gifts help children hold onto their parents long after their passing.
Spouse's Death Risk
Study: Spouse's death risk rises when other is ill.
Wichita boy’s garage-sale buy holds a treasure for his family
Wichita boy’s garage-sale buy holds a treasure for his family.
Am I Still A Big Sister?
One of the first, of many, uncertainties after we lost our daughter, was the dilemma on how to share the news that the little sister our children had been waiting for, would not be coming after all. Something that neither my wife nor I understood and only recently learned, would have to be transformed, translated and explained to my then 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son.
Farewell, With Love and Instructions
MELANIE SOVERN, a 15-year-old with thick black hair and forgiving eyes, often feels her mother's tug when she is alone in her room after school. It is during those moments that she will reach for the videotape, slide it into the machine, and settle back into her mother's words, the richness of her voice, the solace of her smile.