Grief can come in two forms: the loss of a loved one or a life circumstance. A misconception about loss is that after a period of time, one is expected to get over it and find closure.
The truth is, grieving is a process that many people handle differently and life can trigger old wounds from losses long ago. A person may have adapted to the loss but it does not mean they found closure. One does not get over loss. Over time the intense feelings will lessen but one cannot erase emotional memory.
Grief counseling can help an individual learn how to self soothe and cope during emotional triggers, whether the loss was recent or long ago. Emotional triggers can occur throughout our lives. I’ve worked with clients who report triggers sometimes come out of the blue, on a birthday or anniversary date. Sometimes locations like a restaurant or park can trigger grief. Rather than trying to get over the feeling, we can help you accept the memory in a way that is helpful to you.
Services come with an initial 30 minute free consultation and all services are provided with a sliding scale.