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What is a Grief Educator?

A Certified Grief Educator is committed to providing the highest level of grief support through education, experience, and insights into the often unacknowledged rocky terrain of grief. Certified Grief Educators completed a certificate program designed by world-renowned grief expert, David Kessler. They bring his unique methodology, tools, and decades of experience to help people navigate the challenges of grief.

Do you work with all types of grief and loss?

Oceanside Coaching specializes in terminal illness, sibling loss or sibling with a disability, cancer, loss of a parent, loss of a child/infertility, care-taking and major life changes or transitional periods. If you are experiencing a circumstance outside of these specialties, please send us a message. 

What is the difference between coaching and therapy?

Therapy looks to identify patterns and process things that happened in the past. Coaching and grief work through Oceanside Coaching focus’ on the present and what’s happening now. Therapists are able to diagnose and treat mental health issues, while we do not treat or diagnose. Since our practice is focused around grief and transitions, often times clients are experiencing some level of depression and or anxiety. It is our hope that if our clients are experiencing severe or debilitating symptoms they will seek counseling in conjunction to coaching. Should that become necessary we may refer clients to a counselor or mental health provider. 

 

Can I go to therapy and coaching at the same time?

Yes! Absolutely! Therapy and coaching work wonderfully together. Since they look to different parts of life-past and present-the work of processing the past and working on the now can be incredibly harmonious. 

How long is each session?

View our Services page for more info on session lengths. 

How often should we meet?

However often you’d like. It is important to allow time for your body and mind to process and integrate the healing and work you are doing. This process is individual and unique to each one of us and the circumstances that surround your life at this moment and or the moment of your loss. For some, meeting once a week works great. For others, every two to three weeks is idea. It is all up to you. 

 

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