Grief & Bereavement Counseling
Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one, and grief is a reaction for any form of loss. Both encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger, denial, and deep, deep sadness. Bereavement and grief are highly personal, different for each person and even for each loss.
Grief is a normal process, part of life but can become a problem when the natural progression is derailed and a person becomes stuck, never reaching acceptance. There may be any number of reasons for incomplete grief but the good news is there is help.
Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional or social.
A few common symptoms in these categories are:
- Crying and sighing
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of sadness and yearning
- Feelings of worry or anger
- Feelings of frustration or guilt
- Feeling detached from others
- Self-isolation from social contact
- Behaving in ways that are not normal for you
If you are experiencing grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are distressing, please contact me today for a free consultation