I have worked with grievers of all ages, from children to elders and everyone in between, and those whose loved ones have died of any number of causes, methods, or circumstances. People I have worked with have grieved the death of a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a child, a best friend, a co-worker, a grandparent, a relative.
I work with people through:
Grief and Bereavement
If I have never been to counseling before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?
So, I would challenge all the myths you’ve heard about therapy. It’s not for crazy people. It’s not like talking to a blank wall. It’s not an experience in which a therapist says, “What do you think about that” or “How does that make you feel?” (Well, maybe a little). But truthfully, it is a way of receiving EXPERT support in a situation in which you’ve never been and feel very rocky and unsettled and emotional and confused about. It’s a shared conversation with a caring professional. It’s a safe place to say the things you would NEVER want to admit to others. It’s a time of day or evening which is entirely yours to face your grief and work through it, with a counselor who can bear witness to this grief, validate and normalize it. Also, if your grief gets complicated, a counselor can spot that, if further assistance is needed…
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