Grief and Loss are present throughout Life
Grief and Loss
Grief is a natural response to any loss or significant change. Throughout the span of an individuals life, some of these losses may be more painful than others. Grief, of any kind, can involve complicated emotions which need to be processed and moved through in order to allow the grieving person to integrate the old with the new. When Grief and Loss become overwhelming, it is important to tend to these feelings with the support of trusted friends and professionals.
The loss of a loved one can be a highly traumatic experience. Many people feel disoriented and out of control as the worlds they knew and understood will never again be the same. Processing the severe pain attached to grieving a spouse, child, parent, sibling, or friend can feel like a daunting and impossible task. Being surrounded by a compassionate support system can be crucial in such times of transition and bereavement.
About Therapy for Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
In the time of difficult transitions or death of a loved one, surrounding one’s self with understanding support system can be crucial to one’s ability to move through the painful emotions associate with grief.
While friends and family may be well intended, often times individuals struggling with grief may feel misunderstood and disconnected from the people they were once very close with.
A significant transition can have the potential to change who we are at our core, which can make relating to family and friends a challenge.
After a loss, our minds, hearts, and bodies will need to readjust. In times like these, having access to support from a professional who has no expectations from you, can allow for the space needed to process all that is involved with grief and bereavement.
Possible Themes to Explore in Therapy
Trauma and Loss
Job Loss or Change
Break Ups and Divorce
Serious or Terminal Illness
Acceptance and Forgiveness
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a therapeutic intervention where talk and experiential techniques are used to aid individuals in understanding themselves more deeply while working through any number of specific challenges.
Is Psychotherapy covered by insurance?
Some insurance companies are beginning to include Psychotherapy under more advanced benefit plans.
If your insurance company does not currently cover psychotherapy, please visit the Registered Psychotherapists Insurance Committee for more information.
Who is a candidate for therapy?
Any person who feels as though they would benefit from speaking with a professional is a candidate for therapy. If you are experiencing difficulties dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, or any number of challenges, finding a professional to work with might be the right choice for you.
How do you choose a therapist?
There are a number of ways an individual might find a therapist. Searching online will undoubtedly present a number of viable options. Referrals from medical professionals or friends are often useful when beginning a search for the right therapist.
While there are many factors you may want to consider, such as convenience, education, approach, etc., the most important consideration is how comfortable you feel with your therapist. Following your instincts might be the most helpful tool in finding the right fit for you.
Talk to a therapist.
Your registered psychotherapist is committed to helping you work through your challenges.
You will have the opportunity and space to address your anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and mindfulness needs.
In a safe & supportive space.
Therapy offers you the opportunity to work through a number of problems you may be experiencing.
You will be provided with a safe and compassionate environment as you heal and grow.
With flexible appointment times.
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