Grief and Loss
Grief can be a reaction to any form of loss. Most people will experience loss at some point in their lives and coping with the loss of a loved one, a relationship, home-loss or career can shake your foundation. If you have experienced the pain of mourning, you know how difficult it can be to function. It’s important to note that everyone grieves differently. The most common stages of grief include denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance-but people do not always experience these stages in any particular order, nor do they experience every stage.
Local Experts in Grief and Loss
Individual Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy
I have a passion for working with grief and loss as I believe that much of our lives is made up of learning how to cope with loss. As much as we are growing, changing and moving forward, we are losing and grieving along the way. I believe there is meaning to be found in loss and am honored to work with clients in the process of discovering that meaning.
Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
We live in a society where people avoid grief, and are ill-equipped to handle a loss. There are over 40 different kinds of losses we can experience. I can help you complete the emotions. I specialize in pet bereavement. Losing a pet can be diminished by others so grieving people can feel isolated. I provide gentle exercises to move through the grief and get complete.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy
Grief and loss bring an array of deep and intense emotions and it can be hard to feel like your normal self. Therapy looks different between each individual I work with. It can be easy to focus on the problems, but with my help we will be solution-focused, facilitating growth and progress.
Foundations Family Counseling
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
Utilizing a number of processing and regulation skills to help clients identify and navigate the grief and loss process.
I have done workshops on living with grief and loss, and have worked extensively with individuals dealing with the loss of both human and pet/animals. I have also worked with complicated grief, such as miscarriage, parents with dementia, and losing someone in a violent way.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy
I believe that grief and loss is a specialty that requires special training. To that end, it is my primary focus with specific and extensive training in that field. In addition to general death loss, I have worked with parents who have experienced the death of a child and helping professionals experiencing personal and professional death loss. I am certified in Complicated Grief Treatment.
Grief and loss Every day you are affected by loss and grief. Loss and grief can cause feelings of frustration, sadness, anger, hopelessness, and animosity. Together we create rituals and daily practices to support you in understanding your emotions, ways to honor your grief and loss, as well as, how to let go of what no longer serves you.
Whether you're grieving the loss of a loved one, a beloved pet, or a career, a major loss of any kind can turn your world and your identity upside down. Waves of despair, guilt, anger, anxiety, and loneliness can wash over us with overwhelming intensity, sometimes long after the loss has occurred. All of us need support in navigating a painful loss to find fulfillment and joy in our lives again.
Group Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
Ten years expertise in hospice and end of life counseling
Whether you are navigating grief from the death of a loved one, transitioning out of a role/job, or moving across the country/world, grief is complicated and messy. Together we will untangle the messy parts of grief and help you establish connection to life again.
Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma, counseling can help you regain your emotional balance, enabling you to live a full and joyful life again. A loss can disrupt you at the emotional, physical, spiritual, or cognitive level. Grief may be caused by a loved one's death or more generally any life-altering loss, including a significant illness,
I work with all kinds of grief and loss from actual death of a loved one to dealing with the loss of identity as major life transitions impact our way of thinking about ourselves, the world, and others. I often support complicated or delayed grief; this can be stirred by the sudden loss of a partner or loved one before old age or a person who isn't accustomed to dealing with intense experiences.
Loss can knock the wind out of us. We grasp for air and still feel weighed down with sadness lacking energy. What used to bring us joy no longer has any shine. Dull. Drab. Dark. When will the darkness lift? With grief there are two losses. The loss of someone or something important to you and the loss of joy. The sense of vitality in living evaporates with grief. Talk helps!
The pain of loss can be debilitating and it can feel scary not knowing when it will resolve. The subsequent mood swings can be disorienting and frustrating- feeling devastated one moment then laughing at a funny joke then feeling guilty about it! As no stranger to grief myself, I can help you navigate these complicated waters in a safe and compassionate space to honor the loss.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy
My goal with grief and loss is to provide you with unconditional support to help with the healing process.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Rooted Counseling focuses on specializing in grief and loss due to our own personal experiences and on-going training. Grieving can be a confusing and lonely experience and my hope is to support you as a guide in the process. I am also an approved provider of CGC® Pathfinders, a grief-based curriculum from Judi's House, one of the nation's leaders in grief support.
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy
With over 11 years in hospice and facilitating several grief groups, I have a lot of experience working with grief and loss.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Great options for support after the loss of a loved one through individual and group therapy. Grief requires a soft and understanding approach. I understand that it is very difficult to open up about significant losses. I will help guide you through the grief process in a way that will not overwhelm or engulf you.
If you've recently experienced a major loss or life change/transition, it's important to give yourself time and space to process this. Grief and loss are a natural part of the change process, though our society tends not to honor these. I create a welcoming and safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, and support you as you return to a sense of wholeness.
As a Bereavement Counselor through Hospice, I have worked in group settings to support the newly bereaved to heal from loss and grief and to find new meaning and comfort in this challenging journey. I have also provided individual grief counseling services in my private practice.
Child Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Judi's House/JAG Institute trained post-graduate trainee and staff grief counselor. CGC Pathfinders Provider. Member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children.