Being Seen In Grief By Meghan Riordan Jarvis, Ma, Licsw

Being Seen in Grief by Meghan Riordan Jarvis, MA, LICSW

About Meghan Riordan Jarvis, MA, LICSW

Meghan Riordan Jarvis is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in grief counseling. With a Master's degree in social work, Meghan has dedicated her career to helping individuals navigate through the complexities and challenges of grief.

The Importance of Being Seen in Grief

Grief is a deeply personal and often isolating experience. Many individuals who are grieving may feel invisible or misunderstood by those around them. This is where the concept of "being seen" in grief comes into play. Meghan Riordan Jarvis emphasizes the importance of feeling validated and acknowledged in one's grief process.

Creating a Safe Space for Grieving

In her practice, Meghan creates a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to express their emotions and share their experiences. By providing a listening ear and empathetic support, Meghan helps her clients feel seen and heard in their grief.

Validation and Empathy

Validation and empathy are key aspects of being seen in grief. Meghan understands the importance of acknowledging and validating the range of emotions that come with grief, whether it be sadness, anger, guilt, or confusion. By offering empathy and understanding, Meghan helps her clients feel less alone in their journey.

Encouraging Self-Compassion

In addition to providing validation and empathy, Meghan encourages self-compassion in her clients. Grieving individuals often struggle with feelings of shame or self-criticism, but Meghan helps them cultivate self-compassion and kindness towards themselves during this difficult time.


Meghan Riordan Jarvis's approach to grief counseling emphasizes the importance of being seen and validated in one's grief. By creating a safe space for individuals to express their emotions and offering empathy and support, Meghan helps her clients feel less isolated and more connected in their grief journey.

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