Traumatic Grief Counseling with Dr. Grayman

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My primary clinical specialty is grief-related acute stress and traumatic stress. Informed by (1) my in-depth studies of trauma, grief and bereavement; (2) my own experience with traumatic perinatal loss and stress; and (3) my religious, spiritual and holistic wellness studies and practices, including those coming out of Christian theological perspectives, I take an integrative approach that is intensive, structured, holistic, and personalized.  

We begin with 18 structured sessions over eight weeks. Taking all dimensions of your being into consideration, the primary goal during this time is to reduce the intensity of your stress reactions across physiological, sensational & perceptual, emotional, cognitive-behavioral, and social domains to sub-clinical levels.  An initial 8 structured sessions over eight weeks is available to those entering counseling reporting sub-clinical levels of stress across symptoms.

Although I can make no guarantees, my clients experiencing clinical levels of stress tend to report noteworthy decreases in symptoms by the end of the first two weeks. After the initial eight weeks of support, all clients are invited to open-ended counseling, where we can continue to work on keeping your stress levels at bay while we explore deeper matters of post-loss existence, identity, and meaning. 

Humanistic, somatic, nature-based, expressive art, emotion-focused, and cognitive-behavioral interventions are central in this work. I also consistently integrate interventions coming out of the Black Church religious tradition- namely personalized gospel, scriptural, and sermonic meditations.

I am an out-of-network provider and do not accept insurance for payment. I do, however, provide what are known as "Statements for Insurance Reimbursement" or "Superbills." PPO insurance plan holders can submit these statements to get up to 70% of my fee reimbursed. In other words, do not let the fact that I do not accept insurance for payment deter you from working with me if you feel I am the best therapist for your grief support needs. I accept all major credit cards and employer sponsored HSA and FSA cards for payment. You may also want to see if you qualify for a therapy voucher through the Loveland Therapy Fund, a foundation I contribute to on a monthly basis.

Please check your specific healthcare plan for information on your "Out-Of-Network" behavioral health coverage prior to your free consultation if you hope to be reimbursed. 

I also encourage you to check Fair Health Consumer for information on average out-of-network rates for outpatient individual therapy in the area, along with Google Reviews for this practice. You will find that my rate is quite modest for the region and quality of offering.  Currently, my traumatic grief counseling service is available to Maryland residents only. I will be able to offer it virtually across the country once the Counseling Compact takes effect this year.

Fee for Therapy ($150/50-Minute Session)

Sample 8-Week Intensive Counseling Schedule 

Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Week 2: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 

Week 3: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Week 4: Tuesday, Wednesday

Week 5 – Week 8: Wednesday

Counseling Materials Included with Eight Week Intensive Traumatic Grief Counseling Fee:

Seasonal Therapeutic Encounters with Nature Journal

The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation

Lamentations & Hope Cards: Guidance from the Bible's Wisdom Books

Curated Black Church Sermonic Guidance Library

Curated Gospel Music Sound Healing Playlist

Curated Grief Journey Audio Psychoeducation Library

Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss

Art and Writing Journal

Art Materials

Grounding Tools

Curated Relaxation Playlists

Home Spa Materials

Counseling Materials Included with Eight Week Non-Intensive Grief Counseling Fee:

Home Spa Materials

Seasonal Therapeutic Encounters with Nature Journal

Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss

Curated Black Church Sermonic Guidance Library

Curated Gospel Prayer Playlist

Curated Grief Education Playlist

Art and Writing Journal

Art Materials


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