Grief & Loss
Bereavement over a loss is a natural part of life and a healthy way to cope and find closure.
Grief and sorrow can occur not only because the death of a loved one, but also from a failed relationship or a difficult break-up.
Who’s to say that bereavement and mourning are issues worth addressing? After all, it’s normal and necessary. Grief is different for every person and every loss, and so each patient will be guided and supported in their own unique way. It’s important to remember that grief isn’t a feeling, it’s a process.
When a loved one dies there’s no telling how it’ll hit you, and there’s no ‘right’ way of grieving. You may feel shock at first. No crying, no sadness. Just numb. You may even feel like this for a few months. However, after a period of time the fog can lift and the grief can hit you like a tidal wave. Nearly anything associated with your loved one may make you cry, or feel alone or angry. The grief may come in waves. One minute you might think you’re doing okay, the next minute you might feel the need to break down. That’s okay. Let yourself go through the emotions. Years later you still may feel waves of grief during holidays or significant life events. Just remember to be kind to yourself.
Having someone to talk to and understand the process of grief is important. If you feel that you need a mental health professional to help guide you through a difficult period, then reach out to us. We understand the process of grief and the many forms it can take. We don’t judge, we simply support and create a healing plan specific for YOU.