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Styles of Grieving

We have a new topic expert article published over at the blog on the different styles of grieving of mean and women. A brief excerpt follows.

Intuitive grief, which is considered more of a feminine style, tends to involve the open expression of emotion. Instrumental grief, which has been associated more with men, usually involves inward reflection and expression of grief through action.

» Read the whole piece here.

Metis Counseling One Year Anniversary

Melissa Wright and Nicole Rich would like to announce the one year anniversary of the opening of Metis Counseling. “A lot has occurred throughout the year since the practice has established itself in the Northland” said co-owner and counselor Nicole Rich “which includes adding many more accepted insurance and EAP plans, being active in social media, collaborating with other community professionals and acquiring the skills necessary to be successful business women within private practice.”

Metis Counseling continues to provide outpatient counseling services to children ages 3 and up, adolescents, and adults facing issues such as (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, life transitions and grief and loss. The clinicians provide individual and family counseling as well as play therapy, and its counselors are committed and compassionate about the services they provide. Metis Counseling is conveniently located across from the Zona Rosa entrance near the I-29 and Barry Road corridor, in the Barryview Building behind Jiffy Lube, Prairie View Road and 83rd Street. “We receive positive feedback regarding our location and easy access off of the highway” said co-owner and counselor Melissa Wright, “as well as comments on the office being comfortable and child-friendly. Clients and families appreciate the quick and personal response in scheduling. Clients like that we consider their availability and provide flexible scheduling.”

Metis Counseling is currently accepting new clients and works with many insurance plans as well as a self pay option. If you or someone you know is struggling with emotional or mental health issues and are looking for support and guidance, please visit or call (816) 399-4204.


For more information:

Nicole Rich or Melissa Wright
(816) 399-4204

Grief: Helping Loved Ones

Metis Counseling’s Melissa Wright has a new topic expert article published over at the blog. This time Melissa tackles grief in her piece Grief: Helping Loved Ones. A brief excerpt follows.

Grief and loss – It’s something we will all at some point experience in our lives. A range of strong emotions accompany grief and loss and it’s hard to know what to say or do to help those that have lost someone. We often feel helpless on how to interact with those faced with loss. If we learn a little more about the process, we can build confidence in supporting those that we care for. This support is key in helping others work through grief.

» Read the whole piece here.

Successful Parenting: Guiding Your Child to Better Behavior

Metis Counseling’s own Melissa Wright has been selected as a Play Therapy topic expert over at the blog. Melissa’s latest piece, Successful Parenting: Guiding Your Child to Better Behavior, is now available. A brief excerpt follows.

How many times have I heard “So, do you have a manual for my kid?” We learn from very early on in parenting that there is no such thing. Sure, there are generalizations about milestones, abilities and limitations, but just as adults are so different from one another, kids can be as well. For first time parents, it is hard to know what’s normal for a certain age or what a typical reaction is when going through a stressful experience.

» Read the whole piece here.

Metis Counseling Announces Open House

Metis Counseling opens doors to the public for a Grand Opening on September 30.

The owners of Metis Counseling, an outpatient counseling practice providing services to Northland children, adolescents, adults, and families, invite area professionals to attend an Open House in recognition of the opening of their private practice on Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 4:30 PM to 7 PM.

The Open House will provide guests the opportunity to meet the counselors, have light refreshments, and see the environment in which they would be referring clients.

“We are excited to share this new space with our existing clients and potential clients with whom we will be working with” said owners and counselors Melissa Wright and Nicole Rich. “We hope visitors to the Open House will get a feel for the atmosphere and feel warm and comfortable within our office and we look forward to having the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you so we together, can work to improve the lives of others.”

Visit our Contact page for phone number and directions.​​​​