Jennifer Miller, MA, LPC

Jennifer Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of Missouri. She earned her master’s degree in Counseling from Webster University. Jennifer works with children, teens, individuals and couples, and particularly enjoys facilitating group counseling with children and teens, on subjects such as social skills. She also specializes in marriage counseling. Her primary psychotherapy is in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness.…

Laura Ampleman, MEd, LPC

Laura Ampleman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. She received her undergraduate degree in Education at the University of Missouri- St. Louis. She received her Graduate degree in Counseling at South Dakota State University and has over 15 year’s counseling experience. Laura is passionate about her work with children, adolescents, couples, and families. She believes that all individuals can reach their God-given potential when they are empowered…

Amber Holt, MA, PLPC

Amber Holt earned her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. Amber’s background in family studies and development inform her counseling style. She has a practical and holistic approach to her work with clients. She is passionate about helping people navigate through life’s challenging seasons and move toward discovering a more healthy and fulfilling way of life. Amber is particularly interested in working with adolescents,…

How to Help Your Grieving Children, Teens, and Families

how to help your grieving child teenager family - wide title picBy Lisa Mottola Ernst, MSW, LCSW

In working with grieving children, teens and families, I get many questions concerning children and their ability to grieve.

Is my child grieving?
Why do they want to go to their best friend’s house for a sleepover, when grandpa just died a week ago?
Why can I do to support my child?

Before answering these questions, it is important to note that children grieve differently than adults. For them, the loss of a parent, sister, brother, grandparent,…