Counselor Carl (http://serenityonlinetherapy.com) characterizes the Five Stages of Grief as a natural process that allows us to gradually work through the pain of loss. He describes the stages as overlapping and recycling, rather than linear and distinct, while still moving us closer to feeling the full impact of the loss. He denies the existence of closure but suggests that finding acceptance will allow us to return to life in the new normal. Counselor Carl’s straight-forward teaching style makes complex concepts easy to understand. Counselor Carl is a licensed, professional counselor with 19 years of clinical experience both online and face-to-face.