Grief Counseling in Maryland & Beyond

By Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

Updated: April 17, 2020

Posted: March 22, 2011

Grief is a natural reaction to loss, and while most people are able to work through the loss with the support of friends and family, there are times when calling on professional support may be beneficial.

As a thanatologist and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, I specialize in using the body/mind connection as a vehicle to navigate the waters of grief through private yoga therapy sessions, workshops, and Yoga for Grief classes. If you feel you need additional support from a grief counselor or therapist, it is important that you choose a professional that empowers you to work through your grief in your own unique way.

Here are two organizations that offer or list of resources for grief counseling in Maryland. ADEC has an international database as well.

Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

About the author

Heather Stang, M.A. is the author of Mindfulness & Grief and the guided journal, From Grief To Peace. She is the creator of the Mindfulness & Grief System that is featured in the Handbook of Grief Therapies (2023) and is the founder of Awaken, a mindfulness-based online grief support group. Heather also hosts the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast, and offers mindfulness-based grief support online through her organization, the Mindfulness & Grief Institute. She holds a Masters degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) from Hood College in Maryland, and is a certified Yoga Therapist. She currently lives in Falling Waters, WV.

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