The Expert in Grief Support

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Carla Bang, LCSW | TRUSTBRIDGE

Carla Bang, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist, state-qualified clinical supervisor, and a bereavement specialist with more than 20 years in the field. Carla has worked with women’s and family issues, children’s mental health, and student populations. For the past 10 years, Carla has focused on older adults, serious illness, and grief. Carla is skilled in individual, group, and family settings, as well as clinical supervision and consultation. She is also a talented presenter and trainer on numerous topics. This diverse background keeps her active, balanced and prepared to assist clients to continuously build and evolve their best and happiest selves.

Q: What is grief and how can I help someone who is grieving?

A: Grief is a normal and inevitable response to a loss; the loss of a job, a relationship, a lifestyle (as with COVID), and certainly, the death of a loved one. Show patience and respect for the unique loss the other person is experiencing. Ask how they feel, what they need, and if they don’t know, just be with them.

Q: When do you get over grief?

A: In a way, you never do, you work your way through it. Often when someone dies, the love continues, and the relationship can continue too, as your loved one’s influence in your life is permanent. Then you rebuild around the loss and return to thriving in your deepened self.

Q: What grief services are available?

A: We offer a wide variety of counseling services, groups, special events and workshops for adults, families and children, as well as grief camps for kids—all at no cost to you. We welcome you to reach out for services designed to reflect your needs at any time you feel you’d like support.

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This sponsored content is from the February 2021 issue of Boca magazineFor more from this year’s Ask the Experts special section, click here.