Adolescent Grief Support Group
This group serves to assist adolescents ages 12 to 18 in furthering resolution surrounding the death of a family member or friend. A safe, sacred space is created in order for adolescents to lean into their grief, which facilitates healing. As we know “loss touches loss,” so participants will have the opportunity to share with one another their memories, feelings and experiences in a supportive environment.
Psycho-education on grief and integration is provided, offering hope for the future. Myths and inaccurate messages about grief are dispelled, helping to normalize feelings. Thinking processes are explored, as well as patterns of destructive behavior following loss. Feelings and words left unsaid are released through experiential exercises. Issues pertaining to relational problems are addresses, with an emphasis on recognizing emotional reactions to loss.
Jarod Williams, MA, LPC, NCC, RBT, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and uses a balanced theoretical framework with evidence-based practices. He has expert training in grief, loss and transition, is a Registered Behavior Technician and regularly facilitates parenting classes. His emphasis is placed on creating a safe, caring, non-judgmental relationship with clients. His sensitive demeanor and strong emotional presence help clients feel cared for and respected as he walks with them through their pain and on towards healing.
Jarod holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies and a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. He has obtained training in family therapy and counseling with adolescents. He has also experienced advance training from grief expert, Dr. Alan Wolfelt, at The Center of Loss & Life Transition and has earned a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation for completing training in Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention. Jarod has experience as a co-facilitator of adult grief groups at Cherry Hills Community Church.
Phone interview with a parent/guardian required prior to joining group. Limited to 7 adolescents.
Call Jarod at 303.792.5686 ext. 3 or email today to secure your spot in the class!
Location: 9220 Teddy Lane, Suite 1400, Lone Tree, CO
Cost: $30/week or $210/8 weeks (must be paid by the start of first session)
To secure your seat, click Class Registration to register and pay for the group. PIZZA PROVIDED!
Dates: Groups are revolving and open, so you can start at any time. Please contact Jarod in advance to let him know you are coming.