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.
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 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."