Grief results from many types of loss. A loss can be the death of a loved one, a breakup, losing a job, or a change in financial security. We can also experience the loss of our identity, purpose, ability, or level of functioning. Everyday life events, such as moving, can involve adjusting to a new city, culture, or trying to make new friends. This can mean grieving the loss of a life we used to have.
In order to successfully grieve, we need create new meaning in our lives. However, certain things can get in the way of this process. These “stuck points” might include anger and resentment, guilt, seeing the lost person or thing as being “all good” or “all bad,” or having difficulty talking about the loss.
If you 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 grief therapy can help you.