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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, LPC/MHSP

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.

Dianne Castellano, grief counselor

Dianne D. Castellano, LCSW

MSSW, University of Tennessee

Clinical Highlights: 20+ years’ experience in Social Work and grief counseling. Specializes in parent loss, young adults, and a Family Systems approach. Trained in Nature Assisted Therapy, childhood bereavement, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Oversees pre-licensed counselors as an LCSW Supervisor.

Quote: “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” Mitch Albom

Terri Kuberski, LPC/MHSP

MA, IL School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Highlights: Master level credit in Art Therapy from School of the Art Institute Chicago. REMO endorsed Health Rhythms facilitator (therapeutic drumming). Utilizes a variety of expressive techniques including art and music in the clinical setting, serving both adults and children.

Quote: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Winnie the Pooh

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

Becky Riney, LCSW

MSSW, University of Tennessee

Clinical Highlights: 20+ years’ experience facilitating grief support groups including child loss and widowers. Trauma informed with specialized training in Emotional Freedom Technique.

Quote: “What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we deeply love becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller

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