Charley Rosicky, LCSW, licensed clinical social worker, received his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wyoming in 2002. He has been providing counseling to the terminally ill and their families, and to the bereaved in Colorado’s Front Range for 19 years, 17 of which have been at TRU Community Care Hospice. Recently, his work has been focused exclusively on supporting grieving adults through the transition after the death of a loved one. Through extensive experience on health care teams and with caregivers, Charley assists clients in finding peace and meaning in the aftermath of illness and caregiving.
Most people need only limited counseling to integrate the experiences after a loss. Charley offers a variety of approaches including creative expression through writing and art. It is not unusual for the journey through a terminal illness, or the sudden death of a loved one, to involve traumatic experiences and memories. These usually resolve naturally with time. However, to assist with this, and other issues, Charley offers clients the opportunity to understand and pacify such experiences with Brain Spotting, a method which harnesses the brain and body’s natural abilities to heal themselves.
For those struggling with the common feelings of guilt or regret after a death, methods using mindfulness and self- compassion can be brought to bear. While honoring everyone’s very individual needs, Charley understands that adjusting to new life circumstances after a death is usually necessary. Therefore, when clients are ready, Charley uses Solution Focused Brief Therapy, a proven method in bringing clarity and inspiration about the path forward.
Charley lives in Lafayette with his wife and enjoys gardening, friends, sports, and volunteering as a handyman at his wife’s school, Ziji Early Elementary.