The Grieving Process

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2022 Educational Series host for November… “The Grieving Process” presented by Doctor Mitch Kyllonen, retired Pastoral Counselor and licensed therapist.

Overall Purpose

To make therapists aware of the process of grieving, a sharing of the personal experience of grief and the lessons learned from it.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Awareness of the dynamics of the grief process
  2. Experience from this sharing and references to literature in the field
Speaker Biography

Doctor Mitch Kyllonen retired as the Director of the Methodist Counseling Center in Spartanburg and part-time adjunct professor at Webster University, teaching in the Masters in Counseling Program for 16 years. Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling from Andover-Newton Theological School. Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Diplomate in the National Association of Pastoral Counselors.

Mitch Kyllonen grew up in northern Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota and Seminary at Cander School of Theology at Emory University. He completed graduate studies at the University of Dubuque (Iowa), Boston University and Andover-Newton Theological School (Boston). He is a retired United Methodist Minister, having served almost 40 years as a Pastor and Pastoral Counselor. He has been married for 60 years to Carol Walton Kyllonen. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. Their son Mitchell died in 2007 at the age of 38.

Webinar Recording

Learn More

Doctor Mitch Kyllonen provided a helpful handout to go along with this topic. You may also connect with him if you have more questions about the grieving process.