Grief and Loss
Loss comes in all sizes, shapes, and forms. How are you coping with your loss?
Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one or your former independence, our grief and loss counseling offers an opportunity to self-reflect, understand, and grow during your grieving process.
The reasons for seeking ‘grief counseling near me’ are often complex and multi-faceted.
Living and dying are intertwined. Grieving the death of a loved one is filled with complexity and is often indicative of the life that was lived together. For some people, grieving the death of a loved one can mean experiencing intense sadness and overwhelming emotions that make it hard to function. For others, numbness, difficulty experiencing feelings, and denial can take over. Grief counseling that considers both of these dimensions is important.
There are of course many other losses besides death that are less seen or appreciated. But they can be every bit as important. Serious illness or injury can involve the loss of freedom, independence, and possibly self. “Losing myself,” you may ask. “What does that mean?” For some, identity becomes intertwined with activity. Being able to ‘do’ certain tasks, and do them well can be a huge part of a person’s identity. When something that feels out of your control makes you give that up prematurely, it can feel devastating and can cut to the very core of who you are.
While dealing with loss it is usually a painful and sad experience, but it can offer a tremendous opportunity for self-reflection, understanding, and growth. We don’t make presumptions about what your grieving process should be or how long it should last. We simply try to meet you where you are. Our grief counseling therapists will work with you to put into words, organize, and understand what you’re going through. We have hope that in the process of doing so, we can help you to work through your loss in a way that aids you in finding peace.