- Are you grieving the loss of someone or something in your life?
- Have you experienced the death of someone close to you, a divorce or ending of an important relationship, or the loss of a job?
- Are you losing weight, your appetite or sleep after a loss?
Taking time to slow down and actually allow oneself to grive can be difficult in today’s busy, fast-paced world and a culture which does not often have many social structures supporting this process. Therapy can be a place to attend to the difficulties associated with grief, to engage in a healthy grieving process, and to gradually feel a sense of acceptance and resolution.
Examples of grief disorders include the following:
- Major depressive disorder, single episode or recurrent
- Adjustment disorder with depressed mood or disturbance of conduct
- Dysthymic disorder
These examples demonstrate a range of ways grief can manifest from simple to complicated or prolonged. Whatever kinds of grief you are experiencing, know that help is available. Grief therapy can help you engage in and complete a healthy grieving process and to adjust to a new normal after loss in which you can move forward in spite of your loss.
Grief treatment can consist of:
- Helping with the acceptance of the loss by talking about it
- Verbalizing and naming feelings associated with the loss
- Identifying coping difficulties as well as effective coping methods
With over 15 years experience as a counselor, I have worked with many clients experiencing grief – guiding them through the grieving process in a way that allows for them to move at their own pace, in their own way, according to their own needs. Over time, this journey can help to experience a greater sense of peace and well-being.