what is grief counseling?
Grief occurs when someone is mourning a loss. Sometimes that loss is a person, a marriage, a healthy body, or our life as we knew it after an earth-shattering event. You may be wondering, Why did this happen? How can there be so much pain and suffering in the world? It can be difficult to lean on just friends and family during this time. They might be dealing with their own grief, have different beliefs from you, or just don’t understand the depth of what you are going through.
Grief counseling helps you navigate through the mourning process, which is a natural process that helps your mind, body, and soul come to terms with the loss. Grief is not just depression – it encompasses a full range of emotions and can seep into every aspect of your life. Loss can make you question your faith, identity, and even your reality. Having a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental person with whom to discuss these questions and learn how to manage difficult emotions is helpful so that you can adjust to the new reality and embark on the rest of your life.
Together we can work on building coping skills, answering difficult questions, and processing the pain of the loss. I provide a space that fosters safety, a relationship that fosters support, and feedback that fosters change. Not only can you get through this difficult time, but you can also deal with it effectively to help you heal. You don’t have to walk through grief alone. Contact me today to start a journey toward healing.