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Herb Landis Co-Authors Grief and Mourning Therapeutic Guide

Herb Landis

Herb Landis

Herb Landis, licensed clinical social worker and board certified diplomate in clinical social work, along with Judith Kennedy, licensed professional counselor, wrote Landscapes of Grief and Mourning: A Therapeutic Guide to Death Valley: A Love StoryThe guide is intended to be a gentle companion through the landscapes of grief.  Death Valley: A Love Story is a film based on the play by Sandy Asher, and created by Natural Light Films, sponsored by Samaritan Counseling Center. This heartfelt movie is based on the grief journey of Lancaster native Carol Emerson, who shares through her art, poetry and journal entries how she navigated losing her partner, David Nutter. Film screenings with facilitated discussions are available upon request. 


Landis will be presenting at the Creativity and Madness Conference, on August 1, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His presentation, Death Valley: A Love Story ~ The Art and Soul of Death, will explore the landscapes of grief and mourning and how to creatively find expression in the journey of healing. 


Drawing upon his 25 years of experience, Landis uses the creative arts to promote the healing process, identifying strengths and hope in the journey. Through his private practice, he works with children, teens, adults, families and couples coping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, grief and complicated grief. Landis is accepting new clients. 


To purchase the DVD and Therapeutic Guide, call 717-560-9969 or visit or Samaritan Counseling Center at For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 717-723-7129. 

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