“Only this present moment contains life.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Treating grief from a holistic perspective.
Grief is human. Grief impacts every part of us. Mind, body & Spirit.
Many people say life doesn’t go according to plan. We all know that to be true. Life goes up and down with many bits and pieces that make our story. As we are going through our life we may not understand or want parts of our story that entail grief and pain. YOUR story is what makes you, what has happened in your life, and what hasn’t happened in your life. Many of us tend to have expectations of who we are supposed to be and how to navigate life, that we may forget to live life. Life isn’t about pushing through, dread and pain. It’s about the hope that pain and loss can be grieved and change can happen in your heart.
I offer in-person sessions or virtual sessions.
Grief Services Offered
After the death of someone due to an illness or sudden loss. Learning to cope with the array of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors associated with grief. A space to honor the relationship with the deceased and to process the different layers that come along with death. Support in creating meaningful rituals as you continue a bond, and navigate what life is today.
A loss that remains unclear and thus has no closure. The loss can be physical or psychological. How it is experienced by the griever: “Leaving without a goodbye” “Gone but not for sure” ex; Divorce, College, Adoption “Here, but not here” ex; Grieving someone, or relationships, such as due to dementia, depression, addiction, or life change.
Recognizing unrecognized grief following a loss, a vital element of the healing process is that the loss is recognized and validated. Disenfranchised is grief that is not or can not be openly acknowledged, or socially validated. or publicly supported. The relationship between the griever and the person deceased is not recognized.
Support for each child and family is individualized, but a parent or caregiver is always present at the session. Together we identify needs, recognizing opportunities to engage in grief tasks, through creativity, play, art therapy, and processing the loss.
It’s vital you feel heard and valued for the person you are today and all of the pieces that make you. I provide an eclectic box of tools to meet your unique needs.
Lifespan Integration Therapy
A gentle approach to process trauma and life events. Lifespan therapy helps people connect unpleasant feelings and dysfunctional patterns with the memories of the past from which these feelings and coping mechanisms originated.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
An action-oriented approach that stems from traditional cognitive behavior therapy using acceptance and mindfulness strategies in line with your values.
Grief & Loss Counseling
Utilizing William Worden’s, Four task of mourning and Alan Wolfelt’s, The Six needs of the mourning Restorative Retelling, addressing both the trauma and the grief response after a sudden and or traumatic death.
Why I do this.
To be a part of someone’s journey towards living an authentic life is truly an honor.
Pain can leave a hole within us, causing us to feel empty and alone. We navigate through losses and choices in life the best we can. Our hearts hurt. Many folks desire moments of joy in our lives and don’t know if they will ever feel joy again. My role is to support you as you begin to listen to what is in your heart and to seek joy in your life.
Hello, I’m Emili Fletcher. I’m a Clinical Social Worker and Therapist. I hold a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington. I hold a License as an Independent Clinical Social Worker. My experience in the professional field ranges from working in shelter’s, supporting immigrants, and refugees, to helping grieving individuals, families and children navigate serious illness, death and grief in a hospice, palliative care, and bereavement setting. My work as a Safe Crossings counselor provided me with the opportunity to support many folks who have also experienced the death of someone by a sudden loss. Something that stands out to me in my work, is how vital it is to have a space to be heard, seen, and to have your own grief experience validated.
My support comes from a place of empathy and understanding. I practice from a strengths-based perspective utilizing the person-in-environment approach. I am eclectic in my approach as I support you with acceptance and compassion as you navigate difficult places in your story.
The most important piece in counseling is the connection between you and the counselor.
I offer a free 20-minute consultation to give you the opportunity for you to ask questions, get to know my counseling style, and determine if it is a good fit for you.
Fees & Policies Rates
Individual Counseling Session (52 minutes),$150 Child & Primary Caregiver Dyadic Therapy Session (52 minutes), $150
I offer a sliding scale fee. Please let me know if this is something that you may be interested in.
I accept Medicare.
I am an out-of-network provider for all other insurance. I will provide a receipt for all services and information needed for your reimbursement through your insurance carrier.
Please note although my email system is HIPAA compliant, when you send an email from your account it is not protected until I receive it.
Having hope will give you courage.