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Grief Counselors

The loss of a loved one can have a profound impact on the rest of one’s life. For many people, speaking with a trained grief counselor has helped them navigate the grieving process and the wide range of emotional challenges that come with loss.

At Alive, our team of grief counselors has experience working with a full spectrum of ages and life experiences. Thanks to our donors, services are offered on a sliding scale, and no one is turned away.

To learn more contact us at 615-963-4732

Carla Archuletta, MA, LPC/MHSP-S, NCC

MA, Trevecca Nazarene University

Clinical Highlights: Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider (LPC/MHSP) with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As a practitioner, Carla has counseling specialties in the treatment of complex trauma related to life-threatening illnesses, anxiety, and grief. She utilizes several trauma-informed frameworks and is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Clinician. Carla is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider.

Quote: “Life is slippery. Here, take my hand.”
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Stephanie Larson, MSW

MSSW, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Clinical Highlights: Stephanie uses a “companioning model” to provide trauma-informed, client-centered grief care. She has a special proficiency working with bereaved children and adolescents under the age of 18 and partners with local school districts to facilitate school-based grief support programs. She holds a certificate in Veterinary Social Work from UTK with a clinical focus in animal related grief and bereavement.

Quote: “Grief, I say, come in. Sit down. I have tea. There is honey. This will take as long as it takes.”
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Sherri McLario, LPC

MS, Georgia State University; Graduate Diploma in Christian Counseling from Psychological Studies Institute

Clinical Highlights: Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience working with adolescents and adults. As a practitioner, Sherri utilizes a companioning model to support grieving clients. She provides trauma-informed, client-centered grief care in her groups and individual counseling.

Quote: “Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”
― Jamie Anderson

Christina Moore, LMSW

MSSW, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Clinical Highlights: Strengths-based and trauma informed, working with both children and adults. Special proficiency with bereaved young adults (age 18-30). Holds a certificate in Veterinary Social Work from UTK with a clinical focus in animal related grief and bereavement.

Quote: “ I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)”
– E.E. Cummings

Teresa Yarbrough, RN, LPC

BSN, University of Texas-Arlington; MA, Colorado Christian University

Clinical Highlights: Experienced group facilitator including sudden loss and spouse loss. Trained in the Companioning Model of grief treatment with special proficiency in anticipatory loss, and grief in patients with advanced illness. Utilizes a Narrative Therapy approach to grief counseling with a special interest in poetry.

Quote: “We grieve and heal in community.”
– Unknown

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Want to Get Started With Grief Counseling?

Call us today at 615-963-4732 or email