Addressing our grief and loss is some of the most powerful personal work we can do.
Loss can take many forms from the death of a loved one to the ending of a relationship to recognition that we have hopes, dreams or needs that have gone unmet.
Sometimes, the experience of one loss can remind us of other losses, making our experience that much more intense and difficult to work through.
For some clients, grief therapy is about finding strategies to cope with their new normal.
It may be that you need to find a way to simply put one foot in front of the other as you continue to uncover the ways this loss has changed your life. You may be learning to walk all over again, this time, with heartache as your companion. While seemingly everyone else around you has moved on with their life, you’re still here feeling the impact of what is missing.
For others, therapy is about making sense out of what has happened and finding meaning moving forward.
You have questions about who you are now, how this will shape your future or how you’ll make the jump between wishing for a different reality to living in the one that’s available to you now. You feel the pain of shifting in ways you never intended, and may wonder how you’ll expand yourself to hold the complexity of all you’ve experienced.
For all, therapy may be a space to find hope and healing.
Grief touches us in ways and depths we may not have known were possible. It changes you in ways in ways that cannot—and perhaps should not—be undone. We help people honor their grief and the personal transformation that comes about as a result.
Together we work to shift your suffering to relief and comfort, even as the pain persists. We go at your own pace and remember that there’s no single right pathway, timeline or experience.
We tenderly take care of the hurting parts of you as you learn to hold and nurture yourself, and find safety in this new normal. We ride the waves of grief for as long as you need and trust that, even amidst the longing, heartbreak, confusion, rage, numbness, and denial, there is indeed a future where you can feel whole and embodied again.
Your feelings toward your grief experience may be as quickly changing as the tides.
It’s important to remember that working through your grief is not synonymous with being okay with what you’ve lost or feeling like you’ve surrendered to the process. You might be angry one minute, committed to never feeling happy again, or even grateful that you’ve had the loss because of the conflicts it represented while in your life.
All of that is okay. None of it precludes you from getting the support you need. All that you need to do is believe that over time, you could share your suffering with a compassionate, non-judgmental witness and be curious about it.
If you’d like to learn more about working together, or to schedule a free 30-minute consultation, please reach out today. You may call us, email us, or use the form below.