Boston Crisis & Trauma Counseling

Dear friends,

We are shocked and saddened by the recent events that have affected residents of Boston and greater Boston areas.

Thrive Boston Counseling is offering free counseling sessions to victims of, and those experiencing trauma and grief caused by, recent events related to the Boston Marathon bombing. We are also working to quickly develop a Trauma Counseling Group.

For more information, contact our offices at 617-395-5806. We're available by telephone Monday-Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm. In addition, there is a live attendant 24 hours a day.

Sincerely,

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Dr. Anthony Centore & Your Friends at Thrive Boston Counseling


Informational Resources for Trauma and Grief:


COPING WITH TRAUMA:

Dealing with the Trauma of the Boston Marathon Crisis

The events that have unfolded in the past few days have caused trauma to us all – to those in Boston and to those all across the United States. What was a lovely spring day at the Boston marathon turned into a traumatic event.

But how do you deal from these events? Read More...


COPING WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS:

What are the Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress?

After a traumatic event, some people will experience symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress. Post Traumatic Stress is not Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The later occurs when the an individual has persistent and significant symptoms of post traumatic stress for a minimum of 1 month.

The symptoms of post traumatic stress can be characterized into 3 distinct areas: Read More...


DEALING WITH TRAUMA:

5 Beginning Steps to Dealing with Trauma


COPING WITH DEATH:

Overcoming Death, the Grieving Process, and Counseling for Bereaved Individuals

Death is extremely difficult because it involves the very real and painful loss of a loved one. Responses to death vary greatly and are often different for each and every individual.

How do you respond to such grief as Death? Read More...


HELPING CHILDREN PROCESS TERRORISM:

What Can Parents Do to Help Their Children through Traumatic Events?

HELPING YOUR CHILD THROUGH A TRAUMATIC SITUATION

Dealing with the Trauma of the Boston Marathon Crisis

After traumatic events like the Boston Marathon, everyone is affected, even our children. Traumatic events threaten everyone differently, but children are very vulnerable to trauma.

How do we respond to our children during times like these? Read More...


HOW TO FORGIVE

Facing Forgiveness: The Boston Marathon Bombers and Gone Boy: A Walkabout

Forgiveness is not condoning or minimizing what was done. It is a cognitive restructuring, “a shift in thinking” so that the desire to get revenge or carry a grudge does not occur. It is the decision to let go of the ill-will, learn from the trauma, apply it as best one can, and move on in life. This does not require a physical “walkabout” but a cognitive restructuring, “a shift in thinking” so that the desire to get revenge or carry a grudge is replaced by the conscious decision to learn from the trauma, find constructive use for it, and move on in life in a more integrated fashion.

How do we learn to forgive and let go in times like these? Read More...