About Us

Professional Grief Counseling in Memphis, TN

Grief counseling refers to a specific form of therapy, or a focus in general counseling with the goal of helping the individual grieve and address personal loss in a healthy manner.

Specific tasks of grief counseling include emotional expression about the loss (which can include a wide range of feelings), accepting the loss, adjusting to life after the loss, and coping with the changes within oneself and the world after the loss.

Pamela Addison, Counselor

Dr. Pamela Gray Addison, is a member of First Baptist Church-Broad Avenue. She is the former pastor of Kingdom Life Baptist Church where she served as Senior Pastor for over 11 years. She is vibrant and excited about the Word of God and its influence on the lives of those who trust Him. Dr. Addison received her Master of Divinity Degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in 1997 and later earned a Doctorate in Theology from Memphis Theological Seminary in May of 2013. Her Graduate Project was entitled “Grief and the African American Church” focusing on the impact grief has on an individual which directly impacts the health of a church and society. Following the call of Pastoral Care, she formed Grief Counselors, Inc. in 2009, providing workshops to congregations, corporations and individuals around the City who are impacted by loss through the death of a loved one primarily but also counsels others who are experiencing loss due to divorce, career change, relocations, and relationship breakups. Dr. Addison has been providing grief counseling services that seek to identify the stages of grief, the effects of grief, identifying oneself after the loss and participating in the healing. Her ultimate goal is to help, restore hope and to heal those grieving so that the individual can re-engage in life as smoothly as possible.

Dr. Addison also compiled and published a Women’s Devotional, “Women Who Worship” in September, 2009. She is a Singles’ Ministry Conference Speaker, member of West Tennessee Association (of Churches), former Panel Facilitator for Regional One Annual Pastor’s Conference, recently completed a Chaplain Internship at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Dr. Addison currently formed the Naomi Gray Institute for Women in Ministry designed to enhance, equip and encourage women in preparation for ministry. She has worked in Real Estate Law over the last 30 years and has been employed by Hagler Law Group, PLLC as a Senior Corporate Real Estate Paralegal for over 17 years. Dr. Addison is divorced with one daughter, Lauryn Michelle Addison, a granddaughter, Micah Naomi and a grandson, Matthew Lorease.

Loss of a Job

Loss of a job is one of the many ways to suffer loss. It can be devastating. Let us help you make sense of what you are experiencing!

Divorce

Divorce can sneak up on us without a warning. Let us assist you with the changes that this new life brings.

Loss of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is painful, overwhelming & life altering. Allow us to guide you through your difficult time. Let us help you manage the grief process.

Why Choose Me

It’s important to get a good idea about a potential counselor’s motivation for a job. This is especially true for counseling in which a counselor has to have the patience and perseverance to work with different clients. A prospective counselor should demonstrate a strong desire to help others better themselves using motivation and personal experience.

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I have a strong desire to help others.

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I want to create the start of positive change.

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I want to make a difference.

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Office

Cordova, TN 38016

Monday to Thursday : 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed