catherine ray
Catherine Ray
LCSW
catherine ray

Catherine Ray

LCSW

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Bio

My personal journey with grief started my freshman year in college when my boyfriend was killed in an automobile accident. I regretted that I never had the chance to say goodbye. Ironically, I was taking my first Grief & Loss class at the time. This provided a certain level of help but there was not a great deal of grief support on our college campus in the 1980” s. I even attended a widows’ support group in Indianapolis for comfort and support, but soon found it was not a good fit for me. His death made me realize how unprepared I was to cope with my grief and the pain of loss. All my hopes, dreams and aspirations were gone!

Shortly after that, my next significant loss was that of my 42-year-old sister, who was diagnosed with a very rare cancer. Around the time I was working toward my master’s degree and in another Grief and Loss class. From this experience, I learned a lot about helping my sister prepare for her end-of-life journey. We had hospice involved which was a great resource in helping me cope with my grief and received bereavement support.

While the deaths of those I loved caused me to grieve, I have also felt and endured other losses over the years. Shortly after my mother died, my eldest daughter moved several states away for work. This too was a loss, and my husband’s family business of 30 years closed, and I wasn’t prepared for how this would affect me and my family. It was during this time I researched grief and loss programs that could help me with my pain. This is when I found the Grief Recovery Institute and made one of the most meaningful decisions of my life — to become a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Since being certified I have been processing my losses with the tools I learned and the action plan. I have had grief counseling and training and The Grief Recovery Method is by far the best evidence-based program.

Specialties
Grief & Loss Relationships, Trauma

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My personal journey with grief started my freshman year in college when my boyfriend was killed in an automobile accident. I regretted that I never had the chance to say goodbye. Ironically, I was taking my first Grief & Loss class at the time. This provided a certain level of help but there was not a great deal of grief support on our college campus in the 1980” s. I even attended a widows’ support group in Indianapolis for comfort and support, but soon found it was not a good fit for me. His death made me realize how unprepared I was to cope with my grief and the pain of loss. All my hopes, dreams and aspirations were gone!

Shortly after that, my next significant loss was that of my 42-year-old sister, who was diagnosed with a very rare cancer. Around the time I was working toward my master’s degree and in another Grief and Loss class. From this experience, I learned a lot about helping my sister prepare for her end-of-life journey. We had hospice involved which was a great resource in helping me cope with my grief and received bereavement support.

While the deaths of those I loved caused me to grieve, I have also felt and endured other losses over the years. Shortly after my mother died, my eldest daughter moved several states away for work. This too was a loss, and my husband’s family business of 30 years closed, and I wasn’t prepared for how this would affect me and my family. It was during this time I researched grief and loss programs that could help me with my pain. This is when I found the Grief Recovery Institute and made one of the most meaningful decisions of my life — to become a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Since being certified I have been processing my losses with the tools I learned and the action plan. I have had grief counseling and training and The Grief Recovery Method is by far the best evidence-based program.

Qualifications
License #34007606A
Experience:
 14 years

Languages:
English
  • 14074 Trade Center Drive, Suite 139, Fishers, Indiana
  • cray@rohcounseling.com
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