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Center for Renewal: Grief Counseling & Psychotherapy

Joan E. Pedersen, MA, ThM, LCSW-C

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A Place for Renewal
(Insight Meditation Community of Washington--(classes, day-long and residential retreats.)
(Jon Kabat Zinn's Center for Mindfulness--programs on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)
(Ronald Siegel's: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems)
(The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society)
(Self-Compassion: A Healthier Way of Relating to Yourself--myriad thoughtful resources)
(Rick Hanson, PhD offers online resources for happiness, love & wisdom)
(A selection of meditations from Tara Brach.  She also hosts a free weekly meditation group in Bethesda, MD) 
Death, Dying & Grief:
(Montgomery Hospice in Rockville, MD--support groups and myriad resources on grief/loss)
(Hospice Caring in Gaithersburg, MD--support groups for the bereaved of all ages and their families)
(Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD offers Community-based and In-hospital hospice care)
(Jewish Social Services provides end-of-life care for Montgomery County, MD residents)
(The Wendt Center in Washington, DC for Loss and Healing)
(For parents who have lost a child)
(for parental loss)

(bereavement/grief resources)


(National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization grief resources)

(Suicide prevention, awareness, and support)
(End-of-Life resources for families and patients)
Grieving the Loss of a Pet:
(Association for pet loss and bereavement)
(Pet loss resources)
Mental Health:
(National Alliance on Mental Illness--offers local support groups & resources in Montgomery County, MD)

(Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, MD)


(National Institute on Mental Health)
(Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) 
(Online resources for addressing mental health challenges)