Managing Grief and Loss for Children and Adults

September 11, 2019
Hosted by Dr. Vidisha Patel

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Episode Description

Managing grief is difficult at any age. There are places that can help and support individuals of all ages. Our House is a comprehensive center that works with children and adults. Join Dr. Vidisha Patel as she speaks with two specialists from Our House about the stages of grief and how it may be different for children and adults. Learn about various ways individuals can be supported through the loss of a loved one.


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Tune in to Perspectives with Dr. Vidisha Patel and engage in discussions on topics related to managing emotions for a healthy lifestyle. You will discover that you are not alone on this journey called life and that “perspective” matters. Discussion topics will include issues such as stigma around mental illness, parenting at various stages of life, role models and their influence on one’s relationships, failure as a gift, and managing stress and anxiety. You will come away with new perspectives and techniques to consider for yourself or your loved ones.

Dr. Patel believes that by being in conversation with others we can continue to grow and learn throughout our lives. Challenges are stepping stones to growth and expansion.

Dr. Vidisha Patel

Dr. Vidisha Patel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology and practices in Sarasota, Florida. She is also licensed to teach stress management tools as a HeartMath Coach. Dr. Patel helps people of all ages understand their emotional responses and improve their relationship skills.

Dr. Patel brings a rich experience of business and education to her current field of work. She has worked in finance in the US and overseas, having completed an MBA in finance and international business before pursuing a doctoral degree in counseling.

As an immigrant from India who has traveled and lived all over the world, Dr. Patel brings a unique perspective to her work both personally and professionally. Her warm personality and rich experience enable her to assist people of all ages understand their emotional responses and successfully improve their interpersonal relationships.

Dr. Patel is an alumna of Williams College in Massachusetts, Columbia University in New York, and Argosy University in Florida. She is active in the local community and serves on a variety of local and national boards. She currently serves as a trustee for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as well as on the Executive Board of the Alumni Society of Williams College (her alma mater) and the Florida Medical Association Alliance Finance and Strategic Planning Committees.

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  • 9/18/2019: The Challenges of Human Trafficking Listen Now
  • 9/11/2019: Managing Grief and Loss for Children and Adults Listen Now
  • 9/4/2019: Healing Past Trauma to Live a Balanced Life Listen Now

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