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    GRIEF AND LOSS COUNSELING


    Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

    – Helen Keller –


     

    Dull the deep, sharp pain of grief and loss.

    Life is great, but not always good.

    Especially when you lose someone, or something, important to you.

    Suffering will happen multiple times in your life. But you can’t stop living.

    Learn to “suffer well”.

    In grief therapy, we’ll work together through hardship.

    Suffering well is not a concept we generally consider in our American mindset. We want suffering to stop as soon as it begins!

    But, there’s no magic to evaporate the pain of loss.

    Connect to your inner strength.

    In therapy, you’ll develop tools to manage the pain.

    I’ll help you connect to the inner strength that has helped you survive thus far. You’ll develop the skills and understanding that lead to healing and hope.


    When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

    – Victor Frankel –


     

     

    Loss has many faces.

    Significant losses come in many forms.

    You may need to navigate loss of someone you care for deeply.

    Or, you may need to navigate the loss of a marriage, job, career, health, advancement, investment, or pet.

    Even the loss of a loved one comes in many forms: mental illness, rejection, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, abandonment, substance abuse, spiritual and faith changes, debilitating illness, death.

    All significant losses need to be processed and grieved appropriately.

    Humans can get lost in a maze of emotional, physical, and spiritual crises when loss overwhelms them.

    Over the years, I’ve known many people who have suffered extraordinary losses. Some of them were so tragic and unfair that the person found it difficult to imagine how to keep going.

    They couldn’t imagine how to find a balance between “holding on” and “letting go”.

    Your loss can mean something hopeful.

    Well-intentioned but clueless friends may have urged you to “get over it” and “move on”. But, you’ve already discovered it’s not that simple.

    Loss is a personal process, a reality to be experienced, not “gotten over”.

    I know how to help.

    If you’re wondering, “How will I get over this?”, let’s talk.

    In therapy, you’ll find meaning along the grief path. As your guide, I’ll help you move past asking, “Why?”

    Instead, you’ll learn to ask…
    What’s next?
    What should I do next?
    What should be my response to this ugly event?
    How can I bring good out of it?

    My role as your therapist is to help you discover your own best answer.

    Grow and transform.

    As unlikely as it seems to you right now, I’ve seen individuals use suffering as their catalyst for growth and transformation.

    You can too!

    Whether you’re experiencing bereavement, or suffering another kind of loss, therapy offers the opportunity to learn skills that can transform your life.

    I have years of experience guiding grieving clients through the dark valleys – whatever causes them – and on to higher ground.

    Get on the path to healing and hope. Call me to to get started.