Have you experienced…
- the death of a loved one?
- the loss of family unit due to divorce?
- distress and sadness when thinking about something or someone you lost?
- financial losses?
- yearning for the past, yearning for the person to be here again?
- angry about loss: feeling cheated?
- regret about choices?
- mental suffering because of a loss?
- loss of dreams and hopes for some part of your life or your relationship?
Losing someone or something you loved is painful. Loss is a universal experience: everyone of us will lose someone or something during our lives. Grief is the natural reaction to these losses.
Sometimes our losses are very evident in our daily lives: the person is no longer there to hold us, to talk to, to giggle with, or commiserate with. Or we notice the loss when they aren’t at a holiday function, or when we go to phone them or drive by their home. Or perhaps when we walk in the house and our dog no longer greets us. Grief of losing a home due to catastrophes such as fires, hurricanes, tornadoes are also concrete losses.
Other times our losses are more subtle such as: loss of waking up with your children every day due to a divorce, the loss of a childbearing years, loss of the dream due to a divorce, loss of hope for the future when career advancement doesn’t work out, the loss of physical mobility due to aging, loss of hopes for a child with special needs.
Grief counseling can help process your feelings regardless of the type of loss. It will help you to recover and come to peace with your new life circumstances. Healing takes time and everyone heals these wounds in their own unique manner. With psychotherapy you will learn to be gentle and patient with yourself as you gradually move forward in life.