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Grief and Loss

Most of us have experienced some form of grief whether it’s from the death of a loved one or some other significant loss. And while grief remains a common part of everyday life, the way people deal with it varies from one person to the next. Some people easily move through the grieving process and others get stuck in one phase or another.

 

This unresolved state is often referred to as “complicated grief” and it has the characteristics of both depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this type of grief, the bereaved person may feel overwhelmed with intrusive, traumatic and/or disturbing thoughts, emotions and dreams. They often feel detached from others and may even have thoughts of suicide.

 

When a person is so disabled by their grief, so overwhelmed by their loss to the extent that their normal coping processes are disabled or shut down, it’s time to seek help. I have many years of experience working with bereaved clients. I can provide an empathetic and safe environment. I recognize that even though someone significant may have died, that the relationship nevertheless continues and will evolve over time.

 

I understand that grief is an experience that needs to be worked through and as a therapist; my role is to help facilitate your expression of emotions and thoughts regarding your loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain or whatever effect the loss has on you.

 

If you’re experiencing significant grief and would like help in working through the grieving process then I encourage you to contact me so we can discuss your situation and begin the healing process