Bereavement and grief aren’t light-hearted topics.
Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one. Grief is a reaction for any form of loss.
Both encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger and deep, deep sadness. Unprocessed grief can lead to feelings of desperation, isolation and hopelessness.
Your grief is real and will not be processed without support.
There are many factors in how different people handle grief and loss. Cultural background, beliefs, and relationship to the person who has passed are just a few.
I’m here to help you work through your grief and get to a place where it is manageable and not all-consuming.
Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional or social. A few common symptoms are:
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of sadness or yearning
- Feelings of worry or anger
- Feelings of frustration or guilt
- Feeling detached from others
- Self-isolation from social contact
- Behaving in ways that are not normal for you
Every loss experience is different. A person may be able to continue their day-to-day routine after the loss of a job, yet not be able to get out of bed after the loss of a loved one, or vice versa.
Whatever your personal symptoms are, grief and bereavement therapy help. I provide a safe environment to explore your losses and experiences in a non-judgmental format.
If you are experiencing grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are distressing, contact me today to schedule a 15-minute free consultation to learn more about how I can help you in grief and bereavement counseling.