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