Grief and Bereavement

greif and bereavement

One of the hardest things in life is losing people or pets we love. The pain of coping with the death of a loved one can be overwhelming. This is when talking with a sympathetic and empathic therapist is important.

The person or pet you lost who loved you would not want you to suffer after they are gone.

You may recognize this, but you may not feel you are able go on without the person or pet you lost.  

No one can feel your pain the way you do.

However, a kind therapist who understands grief and bereavement can help you cope with your pain.

Do you want to honor your loved one’s memory?

Do this by taking some time with an empathic grief therapist to remember the good times you and the person or pet you lost had together.

Why am I qualified to help you?

I am a licensed psychologist. I have more than 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy. And I am no stranger to grief and bereavement. As a therapist, I have worked with many clients who were grieving. In my personal life, I have experienced some major losses that caused me a lot of pain. I lost my wife of 30 years to suicide in 2014. My two daughters and I participated in grief counseling in the aftermath of this catastrophic loss. We also joined a support group for people who lost a loved one to suicide.

I had counseled survivors of suicide loss before in my practice. But it was something else when I was catapulted into the experience myself. I can tell you that grief therapy and the support group made a huge difference for me and my daughters.

Grief therapy provides a space for you to process your grief.

Bereavement and grief activate a range of feelings that include sadness, guilt, and anger. The process of adjusting to a significant loss varies from person to person. But everyone who loses a loved one must adjust to their loss.

Grief sends you through a range of emotions as you work on making sense of your loss.

It really helps to have someone neutral with whom you can talk about your feelings and how your loss has affected your life.

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, why not give me a call (561-377-1039) or email me here so we can schedule a free phone consultation.

Let’s talk. We can figure out together how I can help you get through your loss in a way that honors your loved one and prepares you to go on with your life.

Wouldn’t your loved one want this for you?

Please recognize that no one way of grieving is better than any other. However, whether you are one to dive into your feelings, or are stoic, it is advisable to honor your feelings and unique needs. When you do this, you honor your loved one.

There are a variety of techniques that I use to help people process their grief. The specific techniques I use depend on the client and their type of loss.

Call 561-377-1039 or email me now to schedule your free phone consultation. You will feel glad you did.