Grief Therapists in Swissvale, PA

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Michelle Landau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
My therapeutic areas of interest include living with chronic physical illnesses, grief and loss issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, moving beyond fear in one's life, and providing support during and after pregnancy.
I help clients learn to listen to and hear themselves; my interest is in helping you to develop the confidence to recognize and honor your own wisdom and thereby make more effective choices in your life. My clinical experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, including but not limited to those with major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder, and grief. If you are interested in gaining insight into your problems and concerns in order to make changes in your life, then our work together will be rewarding for you.
My therapeutic areas of interest include living with chronic physical illnesses, grief and loss issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, moving beyond fear in one's life, and providing support during and after pregnancy.
I help clients learn to listen to and hear themselves; my interest is in helping you to develop the confidence to recognize and honor your own wisdom and thereby make more effective choices in your life. My clinical experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, including but not limited to those with major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder, and grief. If you are interested in gaining insight into your problems and concerns in order to make changes in your life, then our work together will be rewarding for you.
(412) 253-6173 View (412) 253-6173
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Adrienne Bernardina
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I have experience working with individual adults, adolescents and children, couples and families. I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which you can explore your feelings and develop self-awareness of your perspectives and insight into your motives and fears. I help you with feelings of depression and anxiety due to relationship issues-between individuals or within a family, life changes or loss. Together we can uncover unresolved issues from past experiences or trauma which often impact present behaviors and feelings.
I have experience working with individual adults, adolescents and children, couples and families. I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which you can explore your feelings and develop self-awareness of your perspectives and insight into your motives and fears. I help you with feelings of depression and anxiety due to relationship issues-between individuals or within a family, life changes or loss. Together we can uncover unresolved issues from past experiences or trauma which often impact present behaviors and feelings.
(412) 228-0368 View (412) 228-0368
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Tory Butterworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
I specialize in working with women who eat their feelings. I have developed the STOP Eating Your Feelings approach, which differentiates four different patterns of emotional overeating. Distinguishing these four types helps compulsive eaters to identify the reasons why they binge and to target the particular patterns they need to change in order to move beyond compulsive overeating. I also work with clients with anxiety, depression, workplace stress, those healing from grief or trauma or trying to sort out the effects of growing up in a dysfunctional family.
I specialize in working with women who eat their feelings. I have developed the STOP Eating Your Feelings approach, which differentiates four different patterns of emotional overeating. Distinguishing these four types helps compulsive eaters to identify the reasons why they binge and to target the particular patterns they need to change in order to move beyond compulsive overeating. I also work with clients with anxiety, depression, workplace stress, those healing from grief or trauma or trying to sort out the effects of growing up in a dysfunctional family.
(412) 545-6451 View (412) 545-6451
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Rebecca Pollack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
I have many years of experience working with adolescents and their families, adults, and couples throughout a variety of life stages. I am passionate about treating women who are struggling with infertility, postpartum depression, anxiety and/or OCD as well as other transitional issues that can occur throughout the perinatal period. I also work with individuals dealing with general depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, OCD, and Bipolar Disorder.
I have many years of experience working with adolescents and their families, adults, and couples throughout a variety of life stages. I am passionate about treating women who are struggling with infertility, postpartum depression, anxiety and/or OCD as well as other transitional issues that can occur throughout the perinatal period. I also work with individuals dealing with general depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, OCD, and Bipolar Disorder.
(412) 912-2840 View (412) 912-2840
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Hayley Sweitzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
Some of my specialties include grief, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem issues and working with individuals who have histories of substance abuse.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Making that call and advocating for ourselves to get the help we need is big step. My aim is to create a safe space that can foster individual change and help you navigate the answers they already have within themselves. I strive to create a personalized environment for people to explore their feelings and do the hard work to create the lives they desire. Therapy can be intimidating for many and I aim to meet people where they are and use the therapeutic relationship to foster growth.
Some of my specialties include grief, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem issues and working with individuals who have histories of substance abuse.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Making that call and advocating for ourselves to get the help we need is big step. My aim is to create a safe space that can foster individual change and help you navigate the answers they already have within themselves. I strive to create a personalized environment for people to explore their feelings and do the hard work to create the lives they desire. Therapy can be intimidating for many and I aim to meet people where they are and use the therapeutic relationship to foster growth.
(412) 419-3741 View (412) 419-3741
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Patrick S Gann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
Whether you're a newcomer, or you've searched high and low for a therapist or counselor to help you through your struggles, I invite you to consider how I might be able to help. Perhaps you are struggling with a chronic mental health condition; perhaps you have experienced a significant stressor or trauma and need help processing it all. You may want insight on how to decrease your suffering, or how to overcome a challenge. Perhaps the intersection of belief and identity is a concern of yours. If any of this sounds like what you're experiencing, I am glad you found your way here.
Whether you're a newcomer, or you've searched high and low for a therapist or counselor to help you through your struggles, I invite you to consider how I might be able to help. Perhaps you are struggling with a chronic mental health condition; perhaps you have experienced a significant stressor or trauma and need help processing it all. You may want insight on how to decrease your suffering, or how to overcome a challenge. Perhaps the intersection of belief and identity is a concern of yours. If any of this sounds like what you're experiencing, I am glad you found your way here.
(717) 276-4891 View (717) 276-4891
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Tomilyn Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPC, EMDR, PCIT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
I specialize in EMDR. therapy. I also work with clients who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and more. I have training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder. I also have experience with working closely with clients who have experienced traumatic births as well as birth workers and medical providers who witness traumatic births. I have attended over 30 births as a birth doula and I understand the process of birth for parents and providers.
I specialize in EMDR. therapy. I also work with clients who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and more. I have training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder. I also have experience with working closely with clients who have experienced traumatic births as well as birth workers and medical providers who witness traumatic births. I have attended over 30 births as a birth doula and I understand the process of birth for parents and providers.
(412) 837-8121 View (412) 837-8121
Jodi Peppel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CRS
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I have been exploring the healing arts,psychology,spirituality,the mind-body connection, and personal growth both professionally and personally for the past 30 years. My personal healing journey has supported and guided my heart's desire to be a facilitator in guiding others home to their selves. I maintain a private practice as psychotherapist and Certified Rubenfeld Synergist in Pittsburgh,Pa. My practice is eclectic and dynamic. It allows me to explore the depths of my being while facilitating others to do the same. I am a dedicated therapist, dedicated to my growth and the growth of my clients.
I have been exploring the healing arts,psychology,spirituality,the mind-body connection, and personal growth both professionally and personally for the past 30 years. My personal healing journey has supported and guided my heart's desire to be a facilitator in guiding others home to their selves. I maintain a private practice as psychotherapist and Certified Rubenfeld Synergist in Pittsburgh,Pa. My practice is eclectic and dynamic. It allows me to explore the depths of my being while facilitating others to do the same. I am a dedicated therapist, dedicated to my growth and the growth of my clients.
(412) 543-8004 View (412) 543-8004
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Samuel K Schachner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I enjoy working with people who present with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. I believe that the relationship is the most important and powerful part of therapy. Whether I'm involved in play therapy with a child or problem solving with an adult client, I wish for my caring and support to be most evident. I work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, learning problems, and substance abuse. I conduct testing and forensic psychology evaluations as well.
I enjoy working with people who present with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. I believe that the relationship is the most important and powerful part of therapy. Whether I'm involved in play therapy with a child or problem solving with an adult client, I wish for my caring and support to be most evident. I work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, learning problems, and substance abuse. I conduct testing and forensic psychology evaluations as well.
(412) 567-5846 View (412) 567-5846
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Doty Lee Mauney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I am a practicing Gestalt therapist as well as a Registered Play therapist who works with adults and children that have experienced trauma and/or abuse, and present with symptoms of PDSD, anxiety, depression. When working with children I work closely with the parents or caregivers for best results. As a Gestalt therapist my focus is present focused and on the whole person (thoughts, feelings, body/movement.) Together we create an environment where the individual finds a deeper awareness about themselves that can increase their choices about how they interact with others and live their life.
I am a practicing Gestalt therapist as well as a Registered Play therapist who works with adults and children that have experienced trauma and/or abuse, and present with symptoms of PDSD, anxiety, depression. When working with children I work closely with the parents or caregivers for best results. As a Gestalt therapist my focus is present focused and on the whole person (thoughts, feelings, body/movement.) Together we create an environment where the individual finds a deeper awareness about themselves that can increase their choices about how they interact with others and live their life.
(412) 203-4349 View (412) 203-4349
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Isaly Counseling Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LPC, RN, AT, CAADC
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
ICA is a group of dedicated mental & behavioral health professionals who offer mediation, counseling & substance abuse services to adults, children, couples, & families in a supportive environment. Our providers are highly qualified & experienced professionals who treat each client with compassion, dignity, & respect while helping each to work through areas of concern. We believe that help begins with a strong therapist/client relationship in order to achieve long-term results and as such, each approach is personalized and tailored to the specific need of the client. We have an additional office in Swissvale at 2033 Noble St.
ICA is a group of dedicated mental & behavioral health professionals who offer mediation, counseling & substance abuse services to adults, children, couples, & families in a supportive environment. Our providers are highly qualified & experienced professionals who treat each client with compassion, dignity, & respect while helping each to work through areas of concern. We believe that help begins with a strong therapist/client relationship in order to achieve long-term results and as such, each approach is personalized and tailored to the specific need of the client. We have an additional office in Swissvale at 2033 Noble St.
(412) 369-4285 View (412) 369-4285
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Jared Slodowick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I work with people who feel as if things are outside of their control and are looking to find better balance. Whether it’s a recent experience influencing your distress, or perhaps something that’s been present for much longer, I aim to help people better understand their situation and develop the skills needed to manage the thoughts and feelings that may be contributing to the struggle. Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and general difficulty managing emotions are all areas with which I have experience. I also focus on areas such as impulse control/difficulty focusing, managing technology/internet use, and mindfulness practices.
I work with people who feel as if things are outside of their control and are looking to find better balance. Whether it’s a recent experience influencing your distress, or perhaps something that’s been present for much longer, I aim to help people better understand their situation and develop the skills needed to manage the thoughts and feelings that may be contributing to the struggle. Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and general difficulty managing emotions are all areas with which I have experience. I also focus on areas such as impulse control/difficulty focusing, managing technology/internet use, and mindfulness practices.
(412) 743-8621 View (412) 743-8621
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Terri Fessler LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Reiki
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
Not accepting new clients
I believe each of us has a gift of Self to unwrap and embrace along life's journey, especially when we've lived through a life threatening event or a series of chronic traumas. I know first hand how impossible connecting to ourselves can seem afterward. We grieve the loss of a sense of safety and often believe that our identity has changed to what has happened to us. We fear life will always be tarnished and feel set apart by our shame. Through my own life journey and my experiences as a Trauma therapist I have witnessed the reclaiming of Self that arises from the ashes of violence when healing begins to happen!
I believe each of us has a gift of Self to unwrap and embrace along life's journey, especially when we've lived through a life threatening event or a series of chronic traumas. I know first hand how impossible connecting to ourselves can seem afterward. We grieve the loss of a sense of safety and often believe that our identity has changed to what has happened to us. We fear life will always be tarnished and feel set apart by our shame. Through my own life journey and my experiences as a Trauma therapist I have witnessed the reclaiming of Self that arises from the ashes of violence when healing begins to happen!
(412) 567-9375 View (412) 567-9375
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Marisa Costa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MET, LPC
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
Not accepting new clients
**I am not currently accepting new clients** Each of us has intrinsic worth and our hearts and psyches have the ability to heal. My work with adults of all ages draws on the expressive arts, motivational and strengths-based therapies and cognitive behavioral and trauma-informed therapies. One of my passions has been exploring the ways in which the expressive arts - visual art, drama, music, movement, writing - touch us deeply and express emotions for which there may simply be no words. Where the response to suffering is compassion and hope, the goals of the individual - not the therapist - inspire the therapeutic process.
**I am not currently accepting new clients** Each of us has intrinsic worth and our hearts and psyches have the ability to heal. My work with adults of all ages draws on the expressive arts, motivational and strengths-based therapies and cognitive behavioral and trauma-informed therapies. One of my passions has been exploring the ways in which the expressive arts - visual art, drama, music, movement, writing - touch us deeply and express emotions for which there may simply be no words. Where the response to suffering is compassion and hope, the goals of the individual - not the therapist - inspire the therapeutic process.
(412) 532-1356 View (412) 532-1356

More Therapists Nearby

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Gina M Goth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, CAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief and loss and eating disorders .
Hello. Have you had a loss of a loved one? Have you lost someone close to you due to suicide? Have you experienced traumatic events in your life? Are there struggles with eating disorders in your life? If so counseling may help. I will work with you in treatment to find a new ways of living. Therapy may be a way to learn new skills, explore certain issues, and find support in the context of a safe therapeutic relationship. Contact me on my website and I will talk with you about your concerns and problems.
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief and loss and eating disorders .
Hello. Have you had a loss of a loved one? Have you lost someone close to you due to suicide? Have you experienced traumatic events in your life? Are there struggles with eating disorders in your life? If so counseling may help. I will work with you in treatment to find a new ways of living. Therapy may be a way to learn new skills, explore certain issues, and find support in the context of a safe therapeutic relationship. Contact me on my website and I will talk with you about your concerns and problems.
(412) 329-6547 View (412) 329-6547
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Corrin J Corbin
Pre-Licensed Professional, ATR-P, MA-CJ, EoLD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Art Therapy is for everyone! I work with individuals from diverse cultures and existences; feeling that being accepting, respectful, and genuine are characteristics essential in a therapist. I also offer spiritual, logistical, emotional, and mental support to those dealing with loss, adversity, resilience, attachment, relationships, gender, identity, ADHD, anxiety, depression. I work with those in early adulthood, adults, and later life adults. LGBTQIA, as well as kinky folks find a place of acceptance in my office. People who require direct communication are well-served by my direct, person-centered, Humanistic approach.
Art Therapy is for everyone! I work with individuals from diverse cultures and existences; feeling that being accepting, respectful, and genuine are characteristics essential in a therapist. I also offer spiritual, logistical, emotional, and mental support to those dealing with loss, adversity, resilience, attachment, relationships, gender, identity, ADHD, anxiety, depression. I work with those in early adulthood, adults, and later life adults. LGBTQIA, as well as kinky folks find a place of acceptance in my office. People who require direct communication are well-served by my direct, person-centered, Humanistic approach.
(412) 385-6141 View (412) 385-6141
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Paige Beckwith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shadyside, PA 15232
Change is an inevitable part of life that can sometimes be scary, anxiety inducing, and difficult to cope with. Because change is often fraught with unknowns, I believe a strong therapeutic relationship – one that is built on trust, empathy, compassion, and non-judgement – is essential to the healing process. My focuses include working with adults of all ages to address a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, and grief and loss. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with chronic or terminal illnesses, as well as their family members and caregivers.
Change is an inevitable part of life that can sometimes be scary, anxiety inducing, and difficult to cope with. Because change is often fraught with unknowns, I believe a strong therapeutic relationship – one that is built on trust, empathy, compassion, and non-judgement – is essential to the healing process. My focuses include working with adults of all ages to address a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, and grief and loss. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with chronic or terminal illnesses, as well as their family members and caregivers.
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Dorothy Cashore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I bring over a decade of experience to my practice, where I work with a wide range of struggles. I bring special expertise to self-image/self-esteem issues, trauma, and grief. As a holistic practitioner, I don’t limit my focus to treating symptoms or replacing behaviors. I work with body, spirit, heart, and gut, offering a space where you can step into a transformed relationship with yourself. I go underneath strategies and tools to help you develop inner resources, listen to your body and nervous system, let go of what no longer serves you, and bring new energy and clarity to your most important connections.
I bring over a decade of experience to my practice, where I work with a wide range of struggles. I bring special expertise to self-image/self-esteem issues, trauma, and grief. As a holistic practitioner, I don’t limit my focus to treating symptoms or replacing behaviors. I work with body, spirit, heart, and gut, offering a space where you can step into a transformed relationship with yourself. I go underneath strategies and tools to help you develop inner resources, listen to your body and nervous system, let go of what no longer serves you, and bring new energy and clarity to your most important connections.
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Sarah Amelia Edmiston
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I enjoy working with clients of any and every background, and have special interests in grief, trauma, eating disorders, life transitions, spirituality, and intersecting identities.
As your therapist, I will help you cultivate self-compassion, curiosity, and courage to confront your life challenges. My work with each client is individualized and collaborative depending on a multitude of client factors. My approach is warm, well-rounded, and authentic. I will ensure that your therapeutic outcomes are meaningful and sustainable. You will feel seen, heard, and supported in every step of our work. I use an integrated trauma-informed, feminist, humanistic, psychoanalytic, relational, and existential approach to therapy that fosters openness and curiosity.
I enjoy working with clients of any and every background, and have special interests in grief, trauma, eating disorders, life transitions, spirituality, and intersecting identities.
As your therapist, I will help you cultivate self-compassion, curiosity, and courage to confront your life challenges. My work with each client is individualized and collaborative depending on a multitude of client factors. My approach is warm, well-rounded, and authentic. I will ensure that your therapeutic outcomes are meaningful and sustainable. You will feel seen, heard, and supported in every step of our work. I use an integrated trauma-informed, feminist, humanistic, psychoanalytic, relational, and existential approach to therapy that fosters openness and curiosity.
(412) 891-8769 View (412) 891-8769
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Dolores A Justice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I believe everyone has the need to be seen and heard- everyone has a story to tell. I can support you with finding and using your voice. Maybe you are questioning past or present decisions or have “unfinished business.” Feeling overwhelmed with sadness due to a death or loss of a relationship, pet, job, or health and feeling stuck and alone. Feeling anxious because of excessive worry- feeling frozen in fear. Maybe you realize the ways you try to cope no longer serve you. Together we can collaborate, identify ways for you to self-support and develop a plan to mobilize so that you can begin healing and live a more fulfilling life.
I believe everyone has the need to be seen and heard- everyone has a story to tell. I can support you with finding and using your voice. Maybe you are questioning past or present decisions or have “unfinished business.” Feeling overwhelmed with sadness due to a death or loss of a relationship, pet, job, or health and feeling stuck and alone. Feeling anxious because of excessive worry- feeling frozen in fear. Maybe you realize the ways you try to cope no longer serve you. Together we can collaborate, identify ways for you to self-support and develop a plan to mobilize so that you can begin healing and live a more fulfilling life.
(412) 324-6738 View (412) 324-6738
Grief Therapists

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.