Kathleen McHugh Akbar
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist -
You may be reading this because you’ve experienced a very difficult loss in your life. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one or a pregnancy. Perhaps you are struggling as you or a relative begin hospice care or approach the end stage of a disease. You might be grieving a beloved pet. Loss, although universal, can feel isolating and unbearable to endure. I can help grieving people feel better – you don’t need to go through this alone.
Through my work helping others navigate grief and death, I’ve been described as a “bright light in a time of darkness.” I’m a warm and welcoming therapist with a deep understanding and capability for helping people who are struggling. Therapy with me is informed by my five years spent as a hospice social worker and extensive grief and loss training.
I am licensed in both New Jersey and California, and I provide therapy through a secure and convenient telehealth platform (online video conferencing). I can help you learn how to use that technology to facilitate productive sessions together. I hope you’ll contact me for a free 15-minute consultation on how we may work together to support you.
Thanks for reading my profile. To see my introduction video and find out more about me, please visit www.kathleenmchughakbar.com.
Skills and Expertise
Loss or Grief
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Aging and Geriatric Issues
Caregiver Issues or Stress
Divorce and Divorce Adjustment
Elderly Persons Disorders
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Person Centered Therapy
Therapy unique to each client