Grief Services

Grieving is difficult.  We’re here to help.

Four Seasons Grief Services exists to provide an environment that permits grief to exist so that it can complete its work. We believe that grieving is experiential, not cognitive.  In other words, we encourage an active grieving process, rather than one that is talked about. Our clinicians are trained in various evidence-based modalities that effectively assist those who experience not only normal, but also complicated grief.  With these skills we seek to provide individualized care to address the unique aspects of each client’s grief.

We provide services not only to those who have had loved ones in our hospice care but also to anyone who has experienced a loss related to the death of a person.

 

For more information about all of our grief services, email Dan Yearick, MS, LCMHC-S, Grief Services Team Leader.

Adult Grief Services


Support Groups & Workshops

Grief counselors facilitate interactive support groups in a confidential and comfortable environment in which participants share grief experiences with others.  Adult support groups meet for six or eight sessions.  Our ongoing Moving Forward group meets monthly.

Educational workshops provide general information about grief. Grief 101 meets monthly and is a prerequisite for adult support groups. Seminars are available for presentations in the community on various topics and can be customized to meet the needs of your group or organization.

View upcoming groups and events.


Individual Support

The year following a loss can be the most difficult for many.  During this time, we will provide quarterly mailings and phone calls to remind you of our grief support services.  You may choose to decline these calls and mailings but remember that you can reach out to us for grief support at any time. For more information and to access our services, email us or call us.

Our professionally trained counseling staff provides time-limited individual counseling for the purpose of addressing grief related to the death of a loved one.

Learn more about treatment modalities available to you:

 

 

GRIEF SPEAKS OUT WNC

We believe that the process of grieving can occur in varying forms. To that end, we offer unique opportunities throughout the year.  Examples of these events are annual holiday events (such as our Tree of Lights), memorial services (such as butterfly releases), and venues where grief is explored and experienced through creative experiences. View our upcoming events.

Our volunteer Bereavement Buddy pairs trained volunteers with grieving individuals who would like weekly friendship-based contact. Watch a video about our Bereavement Buddy program below.

Additional Resources & Community Support


The first year following a loss is the most difficult for many persons, so you’ll have access to occasional mailings and phone calls from us during that time as a reminder of the support options available to you. Of course, you may withdraw from these services at any time. Additionally, you may borrow materials from our grief library and peruse some of our favorite resources below. If none of these options are a good fit for you, simply call us at 828.692.6178 or email us here and we will do our best to find right resource for your needs.

Books We Recommend

  • “Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss” by Alan Wolfelt
  • “Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” by Schwiebert, DeKlyen, & Bills
  • “The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal & the Sacred Work of Grief” by Francis Weller

*We have an extensive library. Please contact us for more specific recommendations.*


Online Tools


To contact our Grief Services department, call (828) 692.6178, or email one of our staff:

Dan YearickMS, LCMHC-S, Grief Services Team Leader

Jessica Godfrey, MDiv, CT, Grief Services Coordinator – South Region 

Daniel Tipton, MDiv, Grief Services Coordinator – North Region

Four Seasons Grief Services are provided at no cost to the consumer.  Expenses for this program are underwritten by generous donations. If you are interested in donating to Grief Services, click here.

Contact Us

To speak to someone right away, please call
Local: (828) 692.6178
Toll Free: (866) 466.9734