Category: Staff Articles

Virtual Individual Counseling: How Does It Work?

Virtual Individual Counseling: How Does It Work?

The Covid-19 Pandemic has dramatically altered everyone’s daily lives, including how professionals support people grieving the death or anticipating the loss of a loved one during these uncertain times.  Full Circle therapists are serving, adapting, and connecting to make our programs and services available to…

How to Support a Grieving Family During COVID-19 Restrictions

How to Support a Grieving Family During COVID-19 Restrictions

By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT Families who are grieving during this pandemic cannot gather with friends and family to provide one another other with support and care. These families may feel isolated or alone, which can intensify their painful feelings of grief. Friends of…

Virtual Counseling: Insurance Companies Respond

Virtual Counseling: Insurance Companies Respond

By Elizabeth Bennett, BSW, Client Services Assistant COVID-19 has brought change and uncertainty for everyone. The transition to working and learning remotely, social distancing, increased unknowns, financial stressors, and more has individuals and businesses all over the country adapting. In response to the growing needs in…

Journaling for Healing

Journaling for Healing

By Britt Cowart, LCSW, Grief Services Director Grief journaling is one way of allowing ourselves the space for genuine healing to take place, whether we’re ready and willing to express ourselves to others or not.  Due to the copious amount of research suggesting that grief journaling…

Mother’s Day: Thinking of ALL mothers

Mother’s Day: Thinking of ALL mothers

By Carrie Schaeffer, LCSW, Perinatal Bereavement Services Manager Mother’s Day is quickly approaching as we settle into spring. The day is celebrated with flowers and picnics, homemade crafts and time spent together as a family. It is a day to honor and reflect on the sacred bond…

Grounding Techniques to Support Grieving Children

Grounding Techniques to Support Grieving Children

By Rachel Melhorn, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist Here at Full Circle, we talk a lot about “big feelings.” When we use this term, we are referring to grieving children’s struggles with emotional regulation. This may look like an extended tantrum, uncontrollable crying, fit of anger,…