Grief / Loss
Most people will experience loss at some point in their lives. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss.
Loss is an extremely personal issue. Death is often the first thing that comes to mind but grief and loss are not only limited to the death of a loved one. You can experience grief after a broken relationship, the loss of a job, the death of a pet, or a disabling injury or disease. If you’ve lost someone or something that was an important part of your life, you may experience debilitating grief as a result.
The process of adapting to a significant loss can vary dramatically from one person to another. It often depends on a person’s background, beliefs, and relationship to what was lost.
Grief is not limited to feelings of sadness. It can also involve guilt, anger, and regret. Emotions are often surprising in their strength or mildness and can sometimes be confusing. One person may find themselves grieving a painful relationship. Another may mourn a loved one who died from cancer and yet feel relief that the person is no longer suffering.
A professional therapist can help you through the many stages of grief and offer you a safe and compassionate place to express your emotions.