Grief and Loss
The death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult, life changing moments in a person’s life. Whether the loss was sudden or expected, it can flip your world upside down. Although people grieve in many different ways, most often people connect with similar emotions, but at different times.
Coping with Grief
Seeking professional support through a Marriage and Family Counselor can be one of the most healing experiences a person can do while coping with their loss. Receiving support during the grieving process is an essential part of healing for both your physical and emotional health. The Marriage and Family Counselor will help you sort through your emotions and assist you in coping with the questions such as: “How do I move on? Will my life ever be the same? Will this horrible feeling go away or even get better?”
Not only do people seek grief counseling for the loss of a family member, close friend or colleague, but many also seek professional support for many reasons such as the loss of a pet, a miscarriage or pregnancy loss, a break up, divorce, a close family or friend relocating, retirement, a job loss and more. These experiences can trigger the same feelings and emotions as someone who suffered loss due to a death. Unfortunately, family and friends might not see this type of loss as “grievable”. They might expect you to “move on”. For some, that might happen, but for others, it’s not that simple. A marriage and family therapist will walk you through the grieving process. This process can take some time so it’s important to be patient and kind to yourself.
Counseling will also give you the platform to share your experiences as you see them and help you establish and maintain your emotional well-being during this difficult life crisis. For more information on grief counseling and to schedule your appointment, contact Susan Block, LMFT.