Loss or Grief

Grief is the emotion that you feel after a significant loss, such as the death of a loved one.  You may feel many different painful emotions as part of the grieving process. Feelings of shock, sadness, heartache, anger, depression, anxiety and denial are a few of the more common symptoms, but grieving is highly personal and each individual will have a unique experience and timeline.  Although typically thought of as an emotional experience, the stress of grief can also result in physical problems like insomnia, changes in weight, lack of energy, and general aches and pains. There is no right or wrong way to grieve but a mental health professional can help you to find healthy ways to cope with the pain and, ultimately, to move on.

Local Experts in Loss or Grief

While grief is most commonly associated with the death of someone close to us, we may also experience grief around a variety of other life challenges/transitions, such as the ending of a relationship, job loss, parenting milestones, loss of a deeply held belief, or a move to a new place. I can help you face grief and loss with courage, allowing for healing and a deeper sense of meaning to emerge.

Life is a series of losses, but most people are not prepared for the impact of significant losses on their psyche and sense of well-being. If you have recently experienced the loss of someone close, a relationship, or a dream, I will help you to come to terms with the loss and rediscover joy in life at a pace that will not rush you through your grief.

As a board certified chaplain, I deal a lot with grief and bereavement, whether from death or other losses. I also help people resolve related issues such as forgiven, guilt, and anger, including anger at God.

I have helped clients express grief over the loss of partners, friends, family members, the ability to have a baby, and pets. I have come to learn that grief comes in myriad forms. I maintain safety and expertise in providing a venue for clients to be heard and express the pain of profound loss.

My experience in working with grief has focused on both supporting those grieving the death of a loved one from illness or accident as well as the loss of a pregnancy or still birth. Grief is often present in major life changes as well, from moving to divorce to career changes. I can help you understand your own personal grief process, it's challenges and lessons, as you walk this path.

I use a Grief and Recovery handbook

To live is to experience loss. Grieving is a necessary and natural process; our culture and busy lives don\'t always support this process and people can get really stuck. Personally and professionally, I have a great deal of experience in helping people move through their grief process.

Going through the process of loss and grief is a challenging and confusing time that causes most of us to seek the comfort of friends, family, and community support. This process can also lead to a feeling of loneliness that exhausts our social support. I provide counseling services that specialize in providing safe space to honor all of the stages of grief.

My area of expertise is in grief and loss -having worked in Hospice and an Outpatient Cancer Center. Grief and loss encompasses life transitions, divorce, job loss, chronic illness and, of course, death. Grief is a natural, normal process and my role is to offer support, validate (normalize) and companion people through this process.

Loss and grief are a part of life and I treat it effectively by using analytical skills and knowledge. It is often an underlying issue that many people bring to therapy.

Life is full of losses. Most of us were trained to suppress our feelings and get over it. The people who taught us were folks who couldn\'t manage their own feelings. Grief in the face of loss is normal and deeply human. There\'s no right way or timeline to process our feelings. Therapy offers support so you can both feel, and learn to care for yourself in these deeply human, challenging times.

Loss, disappointment, and grief are inevitable parts of being human. My experience and training in navigating these difficult times will support you to emerge with renewed hope. Working through the stuck places you encounter along your journey to healing will bring you insight and wisdom you’ll be able to apply to all aspects of your life.

Grief and Loss are frequent 'clients' of mine. Whether they arrive in the wake of losing a loved one, a pregnancy or a child, a relationship or a marriage, an ability or a dream, they are needed allies to integrate difficult life experiences and deserve nurturing and attention.

Loss is inevitable and causes great suffering.There is no time frame for grief. It takes as long as it takes. Don't go at it alone as it can be so horribly painful. Being able to talk with a skilled grief counselor can help you process around your losses and understand your own process around grieving as grief is different for everyone.

Everything changes, we know that, but we have such a difficult time letting things go. Our work together will help you grieve well so you can live well.

Whether it is the loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, or health diagnosis, life is full of loss and grief. Even life changes such as moving to a new city, ending a career, or completing a project we are passionate about can bring on manifestations of loss and grief. Having a place to make sense of these changes in a supportive environment is how I support clients through this difficult time.

I have a decade of experience professionally and personally with the process of loss and grief. Using thoughtful, compassionate, empathic therapy in conjunction with body awareness and breathwork, I can help you feel less traumatized by the pain of major or minor loss and grief. My hope is that my work with you will help you integrate your experience into a richer and more profound life right now.

Loss and Grief touch each and every one of us at some points in our lives. It is one experience we cannot avoid. My years at Hospice counseling people as they were dying and supporting their families in saying goodbye had a profound effect on the way I work. Grief comes in many forms: death of a loved one, divorce, lost dreams, infertility, and many others.

Most of us know that there are expected aspects of grief and loss. What we often don't realize is that OUR WAY of grieving is just that, it is OUR way. We cannot compare to find a 'right way'. We do need permission to allow the experience to unfold. And then we watch, in time, as Intensity, Duration, and Frequency of the pain changes. The loss is forever. The quality of our sadness changes.

Grieving is a normal response to a loss. A loss can include the loss of a loved one, your normal daily routine due to the impact of an illness, loss of your younger self, of a relationship, even job and financial loss to name a few. All of these losses can impact how we function day to day. If you feel that you can use some extra support to deal with your losses a therapist can help.

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest experiences we ever go through. What makes it harder is feeling like you\'re alone in your grief, or that what you\'re feeling is wrong. I can help by validating how difficult the experience of grief can be, being present with you through painful emotions, and discovering ways to find closure while still honoring your loved one and your memory of them.

There can be so many types of losses - loss of community or job, death of a partner, child or other loved one, pregnancy loss (through termination, stillbirth, miscarriage). I allow time for full expression of grief, recognition of all of the losses that are attached to it and then, gradually, allowing for the slow building of meaning, purpose and healing.

Grieving the loss of a family member, friend, pet, job, romance, or any loss can be debilitating. The process of grieving can be a 'normal' process and part of life. But sometimes it becomes too much and you need help. Often in the grieving process the ability to forgive, both self and others, can be powerful in lifting the weight of anger, resentment and regret from one's shoulders and heart.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or tapping is a holistic method to reduce or eliminate negative emotions, worry, and grief in the body and in the mind.

Through extensive personal and professional experience, along with on-going study, I have developed a finely tuned approach to grief & loss, as well as death & dying issues. I am especially adept with traumatic loss (suicides, violent or disturbing deaths) and with ambiguous loss, such as missing persons, loved ones in comas or dealing with Alzheimer's.

Supporting individuals and families around loss is a privilege. Grief has a life of its own with its own timeframe. I offer a safe and loving environment to bring your grieving process.

You don’t work through grief, it works through you. Continuing bonds is a model of grief that acknowledges that for many, we work to change but not let go of our attachment to those we have deeply loved. We don\'t relinquish the emotional bonds. Death ends a life but it does not end a relationship.

Grief is a deeply personal experience, and everyone processes thier grief in their own unique way. There is no right way to grieve, no timeline on which we can mark when grieving 'should be over,' no roadmap of what to expect after a loss. My work with clients experiencing loss is to validate all of their responses as right for them, and as a necessary part of the transformational process.

I have worked extensively with grief and loss issues in a number of settings. Life transitions of letting go and moving forward can be some of the most important work you can do to transform your emotional well-being and overall health.

My primary professional interest has been to learn how to be present to people as they grieve their losses. Often, well-meaning loved ones want to rush the bereaved through their pain, as it can seem settling and unsettling. Grief is a part of life that few of us learn to do well, and I help people move through their grief, honor their losses and learn how to move forward at their own pace.

With a background in depth psychology and mindfulness, I am well equipped to support you as you work through the pain of grief and loss. What is needed in these situations is someone with tremendous compassion and the ability to be with pain without judging or trying to fix anything. The grief process is unique for every individual. I will respect and honor your process of moving through it.

Throughout my practice, I have had the privilege to sit with my clients as they recollect their longing for a person who has died. Our culture tries to hurry this process of grieving and I understand the length of time one goes through as they process the enormity of a loss of an attachment . Additionally, there are other losses besides death that create grief, we process these difficulties.

Skilled at providing grief counseling and able to help people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.

Loss and grief do not only apply to the death of a friend or family member. This issue can be a common hurdle for most, especially regarding life transitions and changes out of one\'s control. My own life experiences, and collaboration with the Dougy Center, pet loss support groups, and individual work with those who have lost a loved one, all provide me with tools to support others at this time.

Grief is often thought of in the most literal sense- as the emotion we feel when someone dies. There are a thousand different little “deaths” in our lives, though, that can lead to imbalance and pain. My clients have expressed grief around the loss of a partner, a job or faith. Using empathy and supportive listening, I can encourage you to move through the grief and come through stronger.

Loss, grief, & bereavement take many forms & can have a lasting impact on who we are & how we see & be in our world. Whether our loved one is human or a special animal relationship, processing & healing after loss is essential. Through rituals, expressive work & myriad ways to remember & honor the connection shared, a new place to hold our love safe & secure can be created, treasured & maintained.

Often we seek therapy to cope with changes we don't want, and facilitating self-compassion is the basis of creating space for grief and loss.

Losing someone or something you love can feel overwhelming and isolating. I work with you to process your grief and discover creative ways to honor the person or thing you\'ve lost. Grief is not a one-size-fits-all process, and I respect your unique needs as you grieve.

Whether it be the loss of a job, family member, or change in relationship, I can provide the support and assistance to help you through this difficult transition.

Over the past 10 years I have been honored to work (in a massage therapy capacity) with people suffering great loss such as death of a loved one, end of a significant relationship, or an abrupt ending of a career. I have learned through experience how to assist people in creating a narrative around the event that allows them to find peace.

Grief and loss does not look or feel the same for everyone who experiences it. And grief and loss can be associated with not only losing a loved one but also a relationships ending, difficult life transitions, loss of employment, and many other challenges life presents. With support in developing the tools necessary, individuals can better cope with loss and still lead happier lives.

'The tragedy is not that we suffer, the tragedy is that we suffer alone.' Grieving the loss of a loved one may be the hardest thing you ever do -- you don't need to do it alone. Through one-on-one counseling and/or bereavement groups, you can heal the hole in your heart and live a life full of vitality once again.

I specialize in working with children and teens experiencing grief. Loss at a young age can pose unique questions and challenges to families. In the past, I have worked at bereavement camps serving children and teens to help them address some of these concerns.

Grief can be complex, bringing up a range of emotions, and the course of everyone\'s grief is unique. I will honor and support your process, offering gentle possibilities for ways to engage your experience to share, feel, and do what feels authentic and important. And by following that thread of what emerges, relief and healing can become possible.

It is sadly a part of our culture that a mindful and respectful dialogue about death, loss and the inevitable passage of time is lacking for most of us. I bring years of study, reflection, philosophy, and a little bit of humor, to the topic that we all must face.

I have lead support groups for individuals experiencing loss and grief and find this work particularly rewarding. I hold a safe and compassionate space where clients can share their feelings and experience around their loss to work towards healing and hope.

Coping with the loss of someone or something that you love is one of the biggest challenges people can face. The pain of loss can feel overwhelming. Many people may experience all types of unexpected emotions. If you are experiencing different emotions following a loss, it might help to know that your reaction is natural. I help guide you through your loss in a safe and trusting environment.

In the past I have led support groups for teenagers dealing with the loss of an immediate family member. Currently I provide individual counseling for teens and adults dealing with the difficult and complicated feelings that come with grief and loss.

I am a Certified Grief Counselor (GC-C). My certification is from the American Academy of Grief, a subsidiary of the American Institute of Health Care Providers.

Sometimes the loss of someone close requires you to evaluate life and redefine yourself. It is a process and can take time.

While we will all experience losses in our life, each person's story is unique. I provide context and connection to other's experiences, while providing space to each person as they determine their own meaning and direction after loss. My work has spanned supporting people through pregnancy loss, the loss of a child and the death of a life partner.

I work with people who have lost loved ones to suicide, accidents and age related medical illness and premature death to cancer and other sicknesses. In addition, I've helped people who have lost jobs, marriages, connections with family and friends and more.

A large percentage of the children and adults I see are seeking help with grief reactions or loss experiences, either contemporary or a past history of early loss. Trained as a psychoanalyst, I\'m able to help patients access unprocessed grief that has been hidden away or not accessible for other reasons. I receive referrals from the Dougy Center for children and families with loss through suicide

Loss and associated feelings of grief are commonplace in our human experience, yet there is no adequate way to fully prepare ourselves for the pain of losing a loved one. When you lose someone, your empowered choice is to find compassionate support who can help you explore your feelings, and grieve openly and completely in an atmosphere of safety. You deserve this.

One of the most common presenting issues is relationship loss. I have extensive experience helping people navigate through this kind of loss. I also have significant experience working with loss of parents as well as working with the survivors of a suicide.

Joe began his work in the field of grief and loss over 30 years ago in the early days of the HIV epidemic. He has also been the mental health consultant to several hospices. He specializes in working with Parents who have lost children.

Grief is a highly personal experience and is often not a linear process. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, only your way. However, to undergo the process alone can feel very isolating. Counseling can assist in this process, so that you can effectively grieve in a way that allows for the building of new coping strategies and ultimately allow you to move forward.

Grief is a part of the human experience, yet when the pain of loss reaches our own life it can be isolating, paralyzing, scary, and feel as if the aching may never end. In our work together, I will offer warmth and hope and help you find ways to integrate grief into your daily life in a sustainable way.

A hollow emptiness often characterizes the inner world of grief. This direct experience of mourning is the balancing act of a lifetime. My approach to understanding grief is to turn toward this empty space and to seek meaning within the loss. While this is a profound undertaking that presents as pain mad misery, it is often the challenge that serves our purpose with compassion.

Many of our life experiences can be understood as being informed by grief or loss. I work with clients to explore their narratives of different moments or experiences of loss. And I\'ve found that it can be very helpful for clients to identify experiences that may have been about loss or grief but weren\'t recognized as such during the moment.

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