What support does the Healing Center offer?
The Healing Center offers ongoing support groups for individuals, children and families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
How do I start attending support groups at The Healing Center?
We require an initial intake before coming to groups at The Healing Center. People come to us with a variety of losses including: death of a spouse/partner, parent, grandparent, sibling, child, infant, or friend. This first connection is an important beginning to the healing process as it serves as an introduction to our services. We know how challenging it can be to take this first step to healing, and we invite you to reach out to us.
There is a suggested cost of $50 for an intake. We have this suggested cost because the intake is an opportunity for you to have an hour long meeting with a trained counseling professional to discuss your grief, your support needs and receive recommendations for other resources in the Puget Sound area. However, new clients can choose to pay a portion or nothing for the intake. We would like the opportunity to meet with you regardless of financial limitations and we do not turn anyone away for inability to pay.
Do you offer individual and family counseling?
We currently do not offer individual counseling. Our counselors are available for occasional check-ins with our current group members.
What kinds of groups do you offer?
Spouse/Partner Loss Support Groups
We offer a variety of support groups for adults who are grieving the death of a spouse/partner. Groups meet in the comfortable setting of The Healing Center’s house in the Roosevelt neighborhood. The groups offer adults a chance to share their loss with others who have also had a loved one die, and to discuss issues around grief, parenting, or any other concerns that stem from dealing with grief. All groups are facilitated by a grief therapist, except the Perspectives Group, which is peer-led.
Learn more about: Adult Spouse / Partner Loss Groups
Adult General Loss Group
For adults 30+ years old who have experienced the death of a loved one (parent, sibling, child, friend, etc).
Young Adult Group
For adults approximately 19-30 years old who have experienced the death of a parent, friend or relative.
It’s hard to be a teen in today’s world. Add the death of a parent, friend, or sibling and it can be overwhelming. What we all need when a significant death happens in our lives is information, safety and support, and to be around people who understand. It’s even better when those people are our own age.
Our children’s groups offer children a safe and supportive environment to work through their grief. We honor each child’s individuality in their process of dealing with the death of a loved one. Our groups focus on support rather than therapy, and we use a variety of mediums so each child can freely choose what helps most. Our counselors and trained adult facilitators spend time with the children, both individually and in groups, offering reflection and support regarding their grief. Children share memories, bring in pictures of their loved ones, and talk about funerals and family changes. Our groups have themes that the children themselves often ask to talk about, such as family changes or questions around the cause of death.
Learn more about: Children’s Support
What other services do you offer?
Ceremony of Remembrance
We hold an annual Ceremony of Remembrance to honor loved ones who have died.
We offer a variety of gatherings each where families can connect socially and support each other. These include occasional potlucks, a holiday party, summer BBQ and more.