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GRACE: A Model for Grieving

GRACE: A Model for Grieving


GRACE: A Model for Grieving from licensed professional counselor and mental health advocate Dr. Kay Towns expands our understanding of grief and how to treat it through a novel evidence-based approach that integrates current cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with narrative-based therapy and other holistic methods.

In the face of loss, grief can be a daunting journey, yet it holds the potential for profound transformation. GRACE: A Model for Grieving presents a groundbreaking approach to navigating sorrow, emphasizing grief’s role as a pivotal part of our human experience.

Designed to provide hope and healing for those stuck on their grief journey, GRACE: A Model for Grieving unpacks the five key steps to grief recovery:

  • Grief Redefined: Embrace grief as a transformative gift
  • Re-storying the Narrative: Rewrite your journey of loss into one of strength
  • Adopting New Practices: Learn healthy, sustainable way to process grief
  • Connecting: Forge deeper bonds with yourself and others
  • Engaging in a New Normal: Step confidently into a renewed sense of self

Dr. Kay Towns combines her extensive academic background and clinical expertise to guide you through the GRACE Model process, offering a compassionate roadmap from pain to peace. This isn’t a journey away from grief but a path that walks hand-in-hand with it, recognizing grief’s essential role in emotional healing and spiritual growth.

About the Author

Kay Towns, DPC, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and mental health advocate. She earned a Doctor of Professional Counseling from Mississippi College, a master’s degree in counseling from Houston Graduate School of Theology, and a master’s degree in theological studies from Southern Methodist University. She completed her clinical training at one of the top psychiatric hospitals in the U.S., The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and feedback to help people grow from their struggles, heal from their pain, and move forward towards their hopeful future story.

Praise for GRACE: A Model for Grieving

“GRACE: A Model for Grieving is accessible to both patients and clinicians and is a must-read for therapists who treat people who are grieving.” —Lauren Marangell, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UT McGovern Medical School

“With straightforward language accessible to clinicians and clients, GRACE: A Model for Grieving provides practical exercises to change the relationship between self and grief.” —Dawn Ellison, DPC, LPC, former director of Doctor of Professional Counseling Program, Mississippi College

“These practical techniques provide the grieving individual the needed steps to create hope in their life when dealing with devastating loss.” —Rev. Jerry L. Terrill DSM, LPC-S, LMFT-S

“The comprehensive model offers five practical tools to create insight and healing. Each person’s unique and individual experience of grief is treated holistically, offering a pathway of growth through loss.”—Dr. Lorna Bradley, author of Special Needs Parenting

“The ‘GRACE Grief Model’ is a masterpiece that offers a new perspective on grief by blending well-known, evidence-based therapeutic theories into a singular model. Anyone who has experienced loss or who works with individuals who are experiencing loss will find this book to be an invaluable resource.” —Rayan Al Jurdi, MD

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GRACE: A Model for Grieving
Written by Kay Towns, DPC, LPC
Foreword by Lauren Marangell, MD
978-1-57826-997-6, $18.00 paperback
978-1-961293-03-8, $9.99 ebook

Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.