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Individual grief counseling is a one-to-one resource that is important to many in their grief journey.  The opportunity to sit with a skilled therapist who understands grief and trauma can help the survivor gain the necessary skills to integrate the loss into their lives. This can empower survivors to find strengths within themselves that they may not have realized were there.  TAPS makes every effort to connect survivors to no-cost services.  We partner with the Veteran's Administration, which maintains more than 250 counseling centers known as Vet Centers.  For those that do not qualify for grief counseling through the VA, or for whom the VA is not the best fit, we utilize organizations such as Give an Hour, Psychology Today, Open to Hope, and TAPS volunteers licensed in mental health treatment to ensure the counseling needs of survivors are met.

TAPS Seminars  
TAPS Event | TAPS Survivor Seminars are inspirational weekends of support, care and hope. You will make connections with those who have suffered a similar loss through our group discussions. Workshops and activities will help you develop coping skills, life skills and ways to honor your loved ones.
Our Stories: General Grief
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The Dirt on Grief Camps
By Molly Pickett and Dr. Tina Barrett

TAPS Magazine | I don’t pretend to fully understand what happens at grief camp that changes the way grief feels, but I do believe in it. Deeply. I believe in it because I lived it. I was 12 when my dad died and I was launched into my own grief journey. My life was changed. Not for a day, or a week, or a year. It was my life – changed forever.
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