Grief is simply described as a response to loss. Anyone who has experienced grief knows that it’s an acutely painful response, and it’s often embodied both emotionally and physically.
Grief can come in many colors. While we most commonly associate grief with the loss of a loved one, grief is an emotion and an experience associated with loss of any form.
Whether it has been days, weeks, months, or years since the loss occurred, your presence here suggests that you are curious about how to lovingly tend to your grief.
That curiosity is part of your body’s natural healing instinct.
As an experienced grief and loss therapist, I meet with individuals who are struggling in the variety of ways in which we feel the pain of grief, helping them to make sense of their experience, and accompanying them in their journey of letting go.
People who engage in the process of grief therapy report feeling more at peace with what has happened, more able to handle the inescapable waves of sadness that await them, and are generally less afraid of future losses.
Losing someone we love is one of the hardest challenges we will face. It is also one of the ways in which we can discover how strong and capable we are.