Tricia Pyatt, MA, LPC

Tricia Pyatt earned her Masters in counseling at Missouri Baptist University, and completed her internship at Agape Christian Counseling Services. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adult individuals, couples, and families. She enjoys working with people of all ages and demographics, but has found, and has been told, she has a great connection with adolescents. Truthfully, …

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,…