Darlene Westinghouse, Ed.D, GC-C Certified Grief Counselor
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning"
Dr. Darlene Westinghouse
Darlene is an educator by trade, a mom and a wife, and unfortunately, no stranger to grief. After the tragic loss of her six-week old infant son in 1983, and the unimaginable sudden loss of her 26 year old son in 2016, she understands the devastating pain that accompanies grief. Darlene became passionate to help others going through loss. She became a Certified Grief Counselor in 2020 and has a desire to help those through the many painful emotions that come with loss.
I could never have imagined the effects of grief on my entire being. That's what grief can do, effect you as a whole. If it was not for others who assured me the pain would get better, I would have despaired. My husband and I held three Grief Share support groups, and I learned that all that I was experiencing was totally normal for grief. Therefore, my goal now is to help others through their journey as I was helped.
Grief is not a one size fits all term - there are many types of grief that can encompass a broad range of feelings: physically, mentally and emotionally.
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