Grief & Loss Counseling
Your grief is normal and it is a natural reaction to any kind of loss. You are allowed to grieve without explanation or time constraints. Perhaps it feels like time has literally stopped and nothing feels real. You feel scattered and fragmented and just can’t seem to get yourself together.
- What happens when you’ve been told everything is going to be OK and it’s not?
- Have you been told to just move on with your life and in time you’ll forget about the loss?
- Has someone told you that everything happens for a reason?
There are so many misconceptions surrounding grief because it’s rarely talked about and as a result, well intentions from family and friends come across as hurtful and dismissive. Grief is a normal reaction to loss and at its’ core represents our love.
All losses are valid and should be honored as well as heard. You have the right to find your own personal path with grief and it won’t look like anyone else’s path. With the assistance of a compassionate and understanding therapist, we will hear you and help you learn to navigate the unsteady process of a new different normal.
Every grieving experience is different. Perhaps you have experienced some physical symptoms such as; stomach pain, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping or loss of energy all normal with acute grief. Anxiety and depression may also occur as emotional reactions. A person may be able to continue their day-to-day routine after one loss, yet not be able to get out of bed after the loss of someone or something else. Whatever your personal symptoms are grief counseling has been proven to help when it literally feels like your heart has stopped beating.
If you’ve lost your fight and your joy is depleted, I want to provide space for you to feel both seen and heard as you move forward. Please contact me today for a free 20-minute consultation.