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Working with Grief...

                    Grief is a natural response to loss, and ultimately grief is an experience that all of us will have at some point during our lifetime.  After loss, life is no longer the same, normal can feel "upside down".  Grief comes with a spectrum of emotions, some that may be expected (like sadness), and others that may not (like anger, irritability, regret, guilt, relief...), and it can feel crazy trying to process so many emotional experiences at once.  Grieving can be very difficult work and it can be surprising what comes up during our grief processes. 


                    Some "surprise reactions" can include:

  • Somatic symptoms like loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, or physical pain.

  • Difficulty sleeping - either too much or not enough.

  • Sudden bursts of emotions.

  • Inability to focus or feeling confused.

  • Feelings of depression, isolation, abandonment.

  • Unexpected emotions like anger, regret, guilt.


                    And we experience grief for non-death losses that can also warrant support.  Some common types of loss that grief typically accompanies includes:

  • Separation, divorce, or breakup.

  • Life cycle changes.

  • Growing up, graduation, changing schools.

  • Moving.

  • Family changes.

  • Aging (in self or a loved one).

  • Job or career loss/changes, retirement.

  • Changes in financial stability.

  • Changes in sexuality.

  • Lifestyle changes, changes in identity.

  • Loss of control.

  • Loss of trust, changes in relationships.

  • Trauma experiences.


Even "happy changes" in life can still bring grief.  

Working with a well-trained grief therapist can help with processing what you are experiencing in your grief, whether it is grief related to a death-loss or a different type of loss.  You are not alone in your pain, and together we can help you to find healing.

My goal is to meet you where you are at.

                    All individuals are deserving of quality grief support and being able to honor their unique individual experiences.  Often by getting into therapy work, more layers begin to unfold, and clarity can be gained on how we're impacted by our lived experiences.  You are deserving of wellness, and wholeness, while also honoring your unique grief process.  

                    I believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment.  It is also my belief that within each individual is the natural ability and capacity to heal.

Grief Counseling

What you can expect during grief counseling sessions...

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