Grief Counseling

You never saw this coming. Or maybe you did, but you couldn't face it. The emptiness. The anguish. The grief. It hurts. You feel it in your chest, in your heart. This aching and longing for what could have been, for what you did have, for what cannot be again. And you keep asking yourself, "How do I keep going?"
Grief can come in many forms. The loss of a parent or close relative. The loss of a spouse or a child. The loss of a relationship, going through divorce. The loss of a dream, something you had longed for but can never be. Was it the loss of a baby yet to be born? The loss of a job opportunity that you hoped would make a difference in the world? 
You know your family and friends mean well (or maybe they don't, lost in their own anger and grief). But right now, it seems no one can understand your loss without wanting to fix it and help you feel better. But that's not helping, it's not what you need. You need help, you just don't know where to get it. 

Find your peace.

Photo of a wood path to the ocean where a person walks with peace after benefiting from grief counseling.

Whether your loss was recent, or many years ago, counseling can support you coping in a healthy and helpful way. In our sessions, you will find yourself capable of experiencing the emotional loss of your grief. You will also be able to see your grief in a different light, more clearly, to understand how this loss can be a part of your story without defining it. 
My goal when working with grief is not to help you "forget it and move on". Rather, I want you to hold on to the loss, allowing it to be, and then be able to move forward without losing that piece of you. Your grief is powerful, it shows love and compassion in your heart. 
You can walk this journey with the ebbs and flows of grief. I can walk with you and help you see the beauty in your grief. You will recognize your own love, your own powerful empathy, to find your peace.

Grief counseling sessions last between 45-50 minutes and cost $135 per session. I offer reduced fees for first responders, military, and their families. Sessions occur on average once every week or two weeks. Based on your goals and treatment needs, therapy and counseling can be as brief as 8-10 sessions or can be longer-term over a year or two. 

I offer a free 20-minute consultation for those interested in counseling services. It will give you a chance to describe your particular issue, ask any questions about my experience, and help you feel more comfortable with me.

"Grief never ends, but it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love."

Anita Bergen