Like a piece of glass that’s sharp when first broken, your grief may always be with you. But like that glass whose edges smooth with the effects of time, sand and water, your grief can heal and transform into a new life worth living.
… feeling overwhelmed with sadness after the death of a loved one?
…experiencing excessive guilt about something left unsaid or undone?
…having trouble resuming a normal life with grief and pain as your constant companions?
…feeling alone as if everyone else seems to have moved on without you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then grief and bereavement counseling may offer the support, guidance, and expert care you need.
Grief is a natural human response to loss, but bereavement of a loved one can be an intense and at times desolate experience. While painful experiences are normal during this time, your emotions may feel trapped on a non-stop rollercoaster, with downs and deeper downs interspersed with periods of brief respite.
Loss is a very personal journey, with some finding it more difficult than others. While grieving for the same person can often foster compassion and connection among family and friends, it’s also common for the grieving to struggle with anger, conflict, a lack of understanding, or an inability to fully share feelings with others. Grief and bereavement counseling can provide you a much-needed safe space to work through your struggles with a caring, nonjudgmental professional.
In my grief and bereavement counseling, I work with you toward lessening the pain so you can function better in your post-loss life. I listen with empathy, discuss ways to deal with unhelpful and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, and teach you techniques to manage distress and enable you to move forward and heal with self-compassion. If you’d like me to show you how, please contact me today for an appointment.
“Grief is the form love takes when someone you love dies.”