Losing someone you love is one of the most devastating experiences in life. Bereavement refers to the process of mourning and recovering from a death, but “grief” is a reaction to any form of loss: divorce, job loss, empty nest, etc.
Adapting to a significant loss can vary dramatically from one person to another. Often there are feelings of sadness, guilt, anger, regret, yearning and many others. Where most of us need help is in adjusting to a new reality, envisioning the future, and often developing a new sense of identity.
Therapy is an effective way to learn to cope, whether in an individual or group setting. You will gain the tools to work through the pain and accept the reality of your situation. But more than this, you will learn how to maintain a connection with the person you have lost.
I am a widow myself, so I understand the process from the inside out. I also lost my mother at the age of 14, so I have a unique perspective on how to navigate life in the face of unimaginable loss. Give me a call for a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation. If you’re in pain and looking for a light at the end of the tunnel, there is hope. Trust me, I’ve been there!