I'm here to support you as you heal your grief.
Grief is one of the hardest experiences we go through in life. It sneaks up on us at inconvenient times, drains our energy, and leaves us feeling incomplete and without direction. It can be completely overwhelming. When people think about grief, they think of it as a time when they are broken and that they should quickly fix it to get back to life. But grief is not quick, nor is it going to let you get back to the life you once knew. After a loss, your life will be different. You will be changed. The healing, however long it takes, will integrate the loss into who you are now becoming. You may look at life and death differently, reassess beliefs, or value things that seemed meaningless before.
Grieving is NOT wasted time. It is a time to connect with your thoughts and feelings to become complete again. To begin to heal, you must move toward your grief. You must experience it, express it, be honest about it, and allow it to come out, however messy or irrational it may seem. Your grief process is unique to you, and your story deserves to be heard.
I'm Anisa Glowczak, a licensed therapist, and I am passionate about "companioning" people throughout their grief journeys. I can help you work through ANY type of death or loss, including perinatal loss, infertility, death of a pet, spouse/partner, friend, family member, or an illness or age-related loss.
I'll provide a safe, nonjudgemental space for you to express all of your thoughts and feelings, and work with you to help you make sense of what you're experiencing. I'll help you identify and remove any obstacles that are getting in the way of your healing and, together, we'll create new, healthy ways of coping that work for you.
Everyone's grief process is different and unique, and we'll move at your pace. One step at a time.
Before I started my practice, I spent a number of years working with women and couples who experienced a perinatal loss within the Sentara hospital system. I worked directly with the Perinatal Bereavement Counselor, nurses, physicians, and genetic counselors and gained extensive knowledge of the medical side of loss, along with the emotional and psychological needs of bereaved parents.
A few years ago, I created the Perinatal Loss Alert Program, aimed at increasing communication and empathy between OB physicians and patients during and after a loss. It's been implemented in several large hospital systems on the East Coast, and I'm working to put in many more! I am also working on several research articles related to perinatal loss...click the "Share Your Story" tab if you'd like your voice to be heard.
I opened my practice in 2015 to specialize primarily in perinatal loss and infertility, and have since earned advanced certifications in grief, trauma, and family caregiving to expand my knowledge, expertise and competence in providing support to ALL grieving people. I want every person to have the opportunity to feel heard and supported!
If you're ready to take the next step, click here to schedule an appointment to find out if I'm the right therapist for you...I'm here to help.
Member of Postpartum Support VA
B.S. in Psychology
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
MSEd. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Virginia Board of Counseling
Certified Grief Counselor (GC-C)
American Institute of Health Care Professionals
National Certified Counselor
National Board for Certified Counselors
Certification to teach "Caring for You, Caring for Me"
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Perinatal Loss & Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA)
RESOLVE National Infertility Association
Association for Death Education & Counseling (ADEC, 2014-18)