Cardinal O’Hara Grad Found a Good Place After Tragedy Struck. You Can Find It, Too

Theresa Agostinelli holding her new book.
Image via Peg DeGrassa, MediaNews Group
Theresa Agostinelli holding her new book.

Theresa Agostinelli has had to travel a road with many unexpected curves before she found the good place where she is today, writes Peg DeGrassa for the Daily Times.

Her experiences prompted her to write a self-help guide for others, “The GRID System: Creating More of What’s Good in Your Life.”

Agostinelli lost her 26-year-old husband suddenly to a pulmonary embolism.  Their son David was just 6 at the time. 

A year later, she lost a brother to suicide.

Grieving and a single mom, she moved in with her parents in Glenolden.

“I was in a really bad place, physically, mentally, and spiritually,” Agostinelli explained.

She decided to make some changes.  

This 1981 graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School, went to college, got a job and an apartment. She earned a master’s degree in social work and human development.

Today, she is a licensed clinical psychotherapist and CEO of Glen Mills Coaching and Consulting in Chester Heights.

She describes the GRID system in her book as a behavioral modification program developed over 20 years, with a goal of helping people survive trauma and drama and travel a road to recovery and success.

Read more at the Daily Times about Theresa Agostinelli and her new book.

The Suffering Podcast talks with Theresa Agostinelli about the idea of happiness.

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