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
We experience loss throughout our lives and yet we naturally resist it. I have helped people mourn various losses in life and become open to new growth and experiences.
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.
Throughout life, we face many losses that can make it difficult to function. Whether someone is facing the loss of a child, a loved one, a relationship or even a job or home, I help individuals work through grief that leaves them feeling helpless, lost or perhaps paralyzed with sadness. I work alongside you, to help you get to a place where you feel like yourself again.*Certified in Pregnancy Loss
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.
Much of my work with kids is around transitions: Adoption, losing a pet, new school, moving. I support kids who\'ve lost a parent or sibling, whether they\'ve died or otherwise gone away, and help them make sense of the big changes in their life and family. I have experience with adoption search & reunion, planning birth country trips, talking about donors and surrogacy, or prep for an expected loss
We encounter many forms of grief in our lives. I have conducted bereavement groups for those who have lost loved ones. I am also attuned to the grief that accompanies a lost childhood (for instance, when a parent has major mental illness), or lost innocence (the sense of safety, for instance, that disappears due to abusive or chaotic upbringing).
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.
Death is the cradle of life, but most of us have sever death-anxiety and death-phobia. Whether you are in mourning, in a dying or disease process, or being called to work with death in some way, I provide support and wisdom for this process.\nMy personal experiences stem from drowning at a age 3 and struggling with near-fatal diseases in my 20\'s and 30\'s, and my spiritual work with Sante Muerte.
I spent a year caring for my dying parents. There is not a right amount of time to grieve or a right way to grieve. There is only what matters to you and finding support for your relationship to loss and grief in a way that supports what you value. It is so hard because friends and family, with all good intentions, say things like, It is time to move on, and yet, that is not so helpful, is it?
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.
I work with people that are grieving: Moving to a new city, breakup with a romantic partner, emotional cutoff from family, and especially survivors of suicide.
Death and bereavement are universally inescapable events that we all have to face; no matter how much we resist. Individuals may experience suicidal thoughts, numbness, or the disconnection , which interferes with daily activities. What we do with that indentation gives us strength or hinders us from living. Some clients need a higher level of support and this is where I can come.\n
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.
Loss, grief, and the accompanying feelings of overwhelming despair can seem unbearable. Sharing and integrating this suffering, however long it requires attention, can result in movement towards a new relationship with the opposite pole of embodied love.
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.
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.
Worked with clients dealing with grief and loss with training in this area via CACREP accredited graduate program
Grief and loss is, at it's core, a loss of connection. My work in this area focuses on creating an environment where you can mourn your loss, identify where connection has been ruptured, and begin to imagine what life will be like moving forward.
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.
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.
Life is full of loss, and no two losses are ever the same. I work with individuals moving through the grief process by providing a safe place to be in pain. I will support you in being exactly where you are in the moment, fully exploring your experience and all the existential issues that arise in the face of loss. I facilitate grief groups and so know firsthand what tends to support healing.
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.
Loss and grief are experienced for many reasons, sometimes even every day. I consider being an expert in loss or grief a necessity as a counselor. My training includes my particular approach as a counselor and spirit worker, which focuses on building emotional awareness and resilience, and creating ritual around change and transformation.
I have a lot of experience helping people with grief and past trauma. \nThere is no grief like the grief that does not speak. -Henry Wordsworth\n
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.
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.
Loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, a health diagnosis, life transitions such as moving to a new city, ending a career, or ending a relationship can bring on manifestations of grief. I support clients by providing a safe and supportive environment to process and work through their grief and learn new ways to cope through these difficult times.
I approach grief with education, support, and intuition. I find that the most challenging part of grief for people is the unpredictability and the loss of control that is felt as grief tends to take over various areas in people’s lives. To grieve is to acknowledge the loss of something significant in your life while also applying coping mechanisms.
Grief and loss is often associated with the death of a loved one or a beloved animal companion but there are many painful losses that may go unacknowledged by others. Grief is personal and the process is unique to each individual but everyone experiencing loss should have the loss acknowledged, the experience validated, and support to help identify their strengths and resources to promote healing.
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.
Experiencing loss and grief can be considered an effort to meet or do justice to the fullness and complexity of ones relationship to what has been lost, and to the experience of loss itself. Framing grief in this way can facilitate relating to it and weathering the pain involved in the process of healing.
Continuing education and training focused on healing, and growing through, the myriad of ways we experience loss and grief in our lives.
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.
As a suicide loss survivor and outreach volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, I have worked with many people who have experienced the devastating loss of a death by suicide, in addition, to those losses from divorce, illness, job loss and aging.
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.
When you lose someone you love, your life is forever changed. My training and knowledge provide me with the capacity to support you in your own transformation as your journey through these experiences.
Loss alway takes more from us than the person or relationship we\'ve lost, and grief doesn\'t happen in any one way or on any one\'s timeline. But with care and connection, there can be deep meaning and healing in even the most profound pain.
Grief and loss can come in many forms, due to many situations, both expected and unexpected. I work to help educate my clients around the different stages of grief and loss, and assist in identifying their own unique experiences, where they are at with coping, processing each emotion and feeling that is encountered, and find healing.
Loss of any kind is difficult to cope with. Grief is a complicated process and can show up in many different ways across a lifetime. It is common to feel an external pressure to move on, and when you can't, it feels like something is wrong with you. Together, we will get to know your grief. I will honor your process, and provide space for you to be with your feelings and experiences.
I worked in Hospice in NYC with families and children as well as with communities of color during the height of the AIDS crisis.
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.
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.
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.
Identity, financial, housing, lifestyle, life role, health, change or loss in relationship(s), job loss\nDeath of family member, friend, companion animal/pet\nGrief associated with health diagnosis or change\n\n
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.
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.
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.
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.