Grief & loss can cause sadness, anger, guilt, and even depression if left untreated. There are many kinds of losses we can experience in our lifetime. They might include the death of a loved one, a breakup, losing a job, or change in financial security. Others include the loss of our identity, purpose, ability, or functioning. Also, adjusting to a new city, culture, or trying to make new friends can mean grieving the loss of a life we used to have.
In order to be our best selves, we need to grieve these losses and create new meaning in our lives. However, certain things can get in the way of grieving successfully. These “stuck points” might include anger and resentment, guilt, or difficulty talking about the loss. For those who are experiencing a painful loss and feel overwhelmed with where to start, your search for a therapist is a great step. Call me today so we can discuss how therapy for grief and loss can help you.