Therapy for Grief and Loss

Grief is one of the main life events that can knock a person off balance leaving them with uncertainty on how to cope with the emotional pain.  Often grief is associated with the loss of a loved. Whether it is expected or not, the emotions that come can be challenging.  It is commonly said that there is no right way to grieve and while this is meant to normalize the pain, it can leave you feeling lost.  With grief therapy, there is support in learning to how navigate your experiences in a way that best fits your needs.

Although grief is commonly associated with the passing of a loved one, it is important to recognize how grief shows up in other ways.  You may be grieving the loss of a relationship ending, dealing with an unexpected life change, or grieving the loss of a family pet.  Grief can be confusing and complicated, and you may wonder if you will ever make it through.  Exploring grief with a therapist who creates a safe place for you to explore your experiences can be helpful as there are pathways forward that allow you to honor your grief while experiencing the joys of life.

​Common Symptoms with Grief and Loss

  • Finding yourself either focusing on or avoiding the reminders of the person lost

  • Feelings of guilt thinking you could have done something more

  • Feeling depressed and unmotivated

  • Wondering if life will ever be the same

  • Difficulty completing routine tasks

  • Feeling tired and drained going through a typical day

  • Having a hard time sharing your grief with people close to you

  • Not knowing how to adjust to the new reality

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