Grief & Loss
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Emily Miller offers counseling and therapy services for individuals in the western Minneapolis suburbs including St. Louis Park, Edina, Wayzata, Hopkins, and Minnetonka. She focuses on the areas of grief, anxiety and depression for pre-teens, teens and young adults.
The Dougy Center
A national leader in grief support and training, the Dougy Center has a great website with resources for those who have experienced a loss or who are helping a loved one navigate the grieving process. Some of my favorite grief literature developed by the Dougy Center can be found on the resources page of the site- including the bill of rights for grieving teens, a guide to talking to kids about tragedy, and an explanation of how children grieve differently at different developmental stages.
by Hope Edelman
One of the best books on grief that I have ever read and a book I find myself recommending to almost every female client who has experienced the loss of her mother. Originally published in 1986, this work is built on interviews of hundreds of women and explains the impact that losing a mother can have- even decades after the loss.
An online space to read about others' experiences with loss and to share your own. Started by two friends who independently experienced their own sudden losses, this site is full of stories and resources- not from clinicians or "experts", but from people who are in the midst of navigating their own grief journeys.
Refuge In Grief
After the sudden loss of her husband at the age of 38, psychotherapist Megan Devine felt as if her life "exploded." This online resource was her way of offering others what she herself needed. Be sure to check out the blog.
The Huffington Post
Online newspaper, The Huffington Post, often publishes articles related to grief and loss. They write many of my favorite pieces.
by Jennifer Lauck
The memoir of a woman who experienced multiple losses early in life, Blackbird was a New York Times Bestseller in 2000. It is still used widely to educate foster parents of the struggles a child goes through after loss.