The Grief Summit: Grief Counseling and Treatment in a Pandemic of Loss
April 29-30, 2021
Today’s grief has been amplified by the trauma, isolation,
and anxiety created by the pandemic.
And a wave of grieving clients is headed your way...
Handle it with confidence after attending the FREE Grief Summit on April 29-30.
BONUS - earn 12 CE Hours. The host, PESI, believes this training is so
important, they are giving it away at no cost!
Register for FREE at: www.pesi.com/griefsummit
Nampa Public Library Offers FREE Virtual Behavioral Health Counseling Services
Nampa Public Library members can now a sign up for secure and FREE virtual counseling with
Natalie Millett, LPC, NCC, from Treasure Valley Compassionate Therapy, LLC. This is for ages 18 and older.
The Be Well Nampa project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) through
the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award.
In order to fulfill grant requirements, this opportunity is for residents of Nampa, Idaho only.
For more information and to make an appointment visit: http://nampalibrary.org/counseling/
You can also call 208-391-3141 or email email@example.com to request an appointment.
Addressing Grief with Art Therapy
Join UAB's Alys Stephen's Center for this month's FREE 'Virtual Mental Health Monday' on
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm CST / 7:00 pm EST.
Guest speakers, Drs. Patricia D. Isis and Christianne Strang, will share their professional
insight into addressing grief with art therapy.
Register at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630199340475597/
Boise River Counseling
410 S. Orchard, Suite 128, Boise, ID 83705
Boise River Counseling is dedicated to providing affordable counseling to
the community through our reduced-fee intern program. They work closely
with their counseling interns to ensure their clients receive quality care.
You simply pay what you can afford, between $20-60 per session. They offer a group space for meditation, mindfulness classes, trauma-sensitive yoga classes, and continuing education events.
Coronavirus Counseling Assistance for Frontline Workers: 866-536-0239
Toll-free hotline offering access to benefit navigators who will guide you in any
behavioral health benefits you may have access to through your current benefits,
and provide referrals to behavioral health resources.
Screening and navigation services include:
• 24 hour, 7-day-a-week access to telephonic crisis counselors.
• Screening and benefit navigation 8:00 am to 6:00 pm & 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays, (MST)
• Coaching on how to access benefits and recommendations on available services in any region of the state.
For individuals who do not have access to behavioral health services through their current benefits, or who have significant financial or access barriers to those benefits, this program offers up to five sessions of confidential assessment and brief solution-focused problem intervention provided by licensed, professional counselors. Sessions are offered via telehealth services or, when appropriate given social distancing measures, face-to-face.
Sessions can be individual, couples, or family counseling.
In addition to five counseling sessions, the program offers participants:
• A national, licensed, and credentialed provider network for appropriate access to urgent and non-urgent care.
• Referral to additional behavioral health services & community resources based on the client’s needs,
recommended treatment & financial means.
• Substance use expertise and referrals for treatment of chemical dependency and other addictions.
• Online lifestyle tools and resources including legal, financial and identity theft information,
calculators, tip sheets, and webinars.
Finding the Right Grief Therapist or Counselor
at a discounted rate.
For a list of local Treasure Valley Idaho therapists and counselors and online counseling services, visit:
Three Reasons Why All Grief During COVID-19 is Traumatic: New Strategies for Healing
If you have lost a loved one during this unique time, please join Jennifer R. Levin, MFT, PhD, MFC,
of From Grief To Growth, on Monday, April 20th at either 10:00 am or 5:00 pm PST, this FREE 30 minute webinar.
REGISTER HERE: https://fromgrieftogrowth.mykajabi.com/pl/159678
Grief Out Loud Podcast: Ep. 141, You Can't Give From Empty: Grief Professionals and COVID-19 with Megan DevineRead Now
Grief Out Loud Podcast: Ep. 141, You Can't Give From Empty: Grief Professionals and COVID-19 with Megan Devine
This Grief Out Loud podcast episode from The Dougy Center features a talk with Megan Devine
of Refuge In Grief about what it's like to be a support person in the midst of a global crisis that is
affecting us all. They discuss what's coming up around grief and self-care for Megan, the people she
supports, and her colleagues in the grief world.
All this COVID-19 stuff may be impacting how your grief feels and looks. Are you finding it harder to concentrate, feeling more physical symptoms, feeling anxious or extra stressed, feeling hopeless, depressed, angry or shocked?
These are all totally normal responses in grief and in reaction to a global health crisis like we are experiencing.
I encourage you to really take it easy on yourself and allow all the feelings to arise, sit with them, breathe
and let them flow through you without judgement.
You can do this. You are doing this. We can do this together. We will get to the other side.
This great graphic about What COVID-19 Grief Can Look Like is from Dr. Theresa at www.exploringtherapy.com
Check out her Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/exploring.therapy/?hl=en
If you need more support or resources to help you in your grief please visit www.mygriefconnection.org
Treasure Wellness Counseling and Training Center Grief & Loss Support Group
In this group you can share with others who are struggling. You will be supported in activities which help you reflect on your grief. You will have the opportunity to learn techniques to help cope with the feelings which accompany the loss. You will be encouraged to discuss feelings and learn effective ways to express your loss.
This is an open group with walk-ins welcome. If it is a holiday, please call (208) 515-7661 to confirm that the
group is being held that day. They do not charge a fee to participate in this group.
Donations are accepted and appreciated, however are NOT required.
The Meridian group meets in the conference room at the Meridian location of Treasure Wellness Counseling and Training Center on Tuesdays from 12:00 until 1:00 PM. When entering the main doors to the building, go
straight through the door in the back right of the lobby area, down the hallway and the room is through the
last door on the left of the hallway. 2176 E. Franklin Rd. Suite 100, Meridian, Idaho 83642.
The Nampa group meets in the conference room at the Nampa location of Treasure Wellness on Mondays
from 12:00 until 1:00 PM. The Nampa office is located in a larger building called the Longbranch Station.
Enter the Longbranch building from 12th Street, near the center of the building. After entering the building,
enter the Treasure Wellness lobby through doors on the right. You will then be directed to the conference room on a lower floor in the back of the office. Longbranch Station, 16 - 12th Avenue South, Suite 110, Nampa, Idaho 83651.
Mental Health 101: Managing Stress, Anxiety & Panic
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa, Idaho 83651
Come meet with licensed professional counselor, Rebekah Rene Stearns,
MA, LPC, of Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling, LLC to learn about
Managing Stress, Anxiety & Panic on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from
6:30-8 pm in Multipurpose Room B at the Nampa Public Library.
We all face stressful & worrisome things in life. This FREE class will teach you how to reduce stress and anxiety as well as how to avoid or eliminate panic attacks so you can take control of your stress and live at peace.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 26 March 2021
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