Grief and Loss Counseling

It’s okay to need help, when you’re ready, I’d be happy to take this journey alongside you.

What is Grief and Loss Counseling

Everyone will experience grief and loss at some point in life. When someone you felt connected to dies, the bereavement that follows is incredibly painful. Although we often associate grief with the loss of a loved one or a pet, grief can also follow various types of life transitions, such as job losses or breakups.  

The emotions that follow a loss can often be confusing and overwhelming. A mental health professional can help you learn to manage your grieving process. By learning coping strategies to move through your grief and loss, you can make your life more manageable while still honoring the memory of your loved one. You do not need to grieve alone.

“Why do we avoid grief? Grief is painful. The problem is that pain when ignored gets worse. – Anonymous

Death Grief Counseling

The loss of a loved one can be a devastating experience. You may have a loss of appetite or feel, down, angry, or anxious, which can interfere with your day-to-day functioning. Together we’ll process your emotions related to the loss and help you move through the healing process

Relationship Grief Counseling

Divorces and breakups can be intense sources of grief. Regardless of the reason, the lingering feelings of loss and heartbreak can feel devastating. Therapy provides a safe space to express and work through these emotions, increase self-compassion, have a better understanding of the relationship. With time, you’ll be able to open yourself to new experiences.

Anticipatory Grief/Mourning

Anticipatory grief happens when we know that someone we are close to will die, but it has not occurred yet. This often happens when someone important to us has a terminal illness and a limited amount of time. A thought that may come up during anticipatory grief is, “What will my life be like without this person?”  While the circumstances are different, the emotions are often similar to the grief we experience after the death of a loved one.

Pet Grief Counseling

Having an animal can be a huge part of emotional support and connection. The loss of a pet can be as equally impactful as the loss of a person. When an animal dies, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by sadness and pain. Even though others may not understand your loss, the loss of an animal is significant and it’s okay to seek help.

Benefits of Grief Counseling

Common emotions associated with loss and the grieving process are anger, shock, denial, guilt, despair, and numbness. Navigating through the stages of grief can feel incredibly overwhelming and isolating.  The stages are not linear and there is no right or wrong way to grieve.  Acknowledging what you are feeling in the moment without judgment or criticism is vital. 

Everybody needs support and understanding to move through grief. 

Grief counseling can help individuals address the intense emotions of grief while also moving through the healing process. In working together we will focus on emotions that are coming up for you, develop strategies to cope, and gain an increased understanding of the stages of grief. Over time you will be able to better engage in your daily life.

“A beautiful colorful rainbow could not exist if it were not for the rain of a grey day – it was born from the very droplets of it.” – Unknown

Get in touch now

In most cases planning for a loss is impossible. If you need help quickly, I provide online grief counseling sessions. Allow me to help you through your difficult time. Don’t hesitate to contact me.