Meet Our Counselors

Cindy Burdette, MA, LPC, CHP-SW
Grief Counselor

Education:
Master of Arts in Counseling, West Virginia University, 1992
Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Shepherd University, 1986

Licenses & certifications:
Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker

Areas of specialization: 
Cindy works with all populations, providing both individual and family counseling. She has particular interest in grieving children and teens and those who have experienced the loss of a child.

Professional statement: Cindy joined our Grief Support Services in 2002 and is committed to assisting grieving people in understanding what they are experiencing and discovering practical tools, techniques and coping strategies that will allow them to redefine and maintain a connection to their deceased loved one while continuing their grief journey and reinvesting in life. In addition to her work with Hospice of the Panhandle, she maintains a small private practice in the community focusing primarily on the treatment of anxiety and depression.


Judith Keatley, MSW, LGSW
Grief Counselor

Education:
Master of Social Work, University of New England, 2016
Bachelor of Social Work, Shepherd University, 2014

Licenses & certifications
Licensed Graduate Social Worker

Areas of specialization:
Individual counseling (loss of spouse, parent, and pets), working with children and adolescents before and after a death, grief support groups


Professional statement: "
As I work alongside individuals, groups, and families respectively through their grief, I often reflect on the quote by famous author, Vicki Harrison. She states, "Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. As each person navigates their own way through grief, they will have good days and they will have bad days. And all these days will be different just as the waves ebb and flow. This is okay. Why? Because it is YOUR journey. However, when your bad days outweigh your good or the water becomes too overwhelming, sometimes we need a little help navigating through the choppy sea of grief. As a grief counselor with Hospice of the Panhandle, it is my goal to assist you with that navigation, to work alongside of you through the overwhelming waters, and to celebrate with you as you begin to swim."

Judith is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker - serving as a Grief Counselor and grief support group facilitator here at Hospice of the Panhandle. She joined the Center for Grief Support team in January, 2016. Judith enjoys working with all populations especially children before and after the death of a loved one. Also, with those whom have lost a spouse, parent, or pet. Additionally, she enjoys facilitating support groups and assisting families in their grief process. Before coming to Hospice of the Panhandle, she was a Foster Care Treatment Coordinator working with foster youth in the Panhandle of WV. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).