Losing someone you love is very painful. After a significant loss, you will likely experience all kinds of difficult emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt. While these feelings can be frightening and overwhelming, they are normal reactions to loss. Accepting them as part of the grieving process and allowing yourself to feel what you feel is necessary for healing.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve. In therapy, I will assist you in healthy ways to cope with grief. Grief that is expressed and experienced has a potential for healing that eventually can strengthen and enrich life.
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one – and this type of loss does often cause the most intense grief. But any loss can cause grief, including a relationship break-up, infertility, miscarriage, diagnosis of an illness,or loss of a job, moving or any change in your life.
Any transition in your life could bring on feelings of grief and loss. You may experience grief after relocating to a new city, graduating from college, changing jobs, or selling your family home, or switching jobs.
Through my intensive training in grief and loss and certification as a Grief Recovery Specialist, I will help you in your journey to resolving and processing the loss or transition you are struggling with. The grieving process takes time. Whatever your grief experience, it’s important to be patient with yourself and allow the process to naturally unfold.