Almost everyone experiences grief at some point in life. The death of a loved one, the loss of a job, a broken heart – grief can sometimes come out of nowhere or can be felt very intensely even when we know to expect the event. Grief, and the way we process and explore it, looks different for different people. Grief may be short-lived or it may stay with us in some form our whole lives. When you grieve, you may experience more than sadness. You may also feel regret, guilt, relief, anger, or a whole host of other emotions. Grieving may heighten your emotions or you may feel emotionally numb after a loss. You may not be sleeping, may not be eating well, and may not be focused on your own well-being while grieving. Your emotions may change from day to day or even from hour to hour. You may feel that life will never be the same again and that you’re left without a way to move forward.
Therapists at Live True Counseling Can Help
You don’t have to grieve alone. Some of us want to retreat from the world when we’ve suffered a loss and some of us want to talk to someone about how we feel. We may feel like we’re burdening our loved ones who might also be grieving. Therapy can provide support and understanding when you feel like you need some extra help. Therapy can provide you with a safe space to explore all of your feelings or to explore what it’s like to feel numb for a time. When you’re ready, therapists can give you tools to cope with your pain and a way to move forward.
Therapists at Live True Counseling understand that grief is a normal part of life and of being human. Our therapists know that the pain around grief can often feel unrelenting and overwhelming. We understand that everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time. We meet you where you are in your grief, helping you explore not only your feelings around the loss, but all of the other feelings the loss brings up for you. We understand the importance of caring for yourself, of calling on your support systems when possible, and of adapting to life after the loss when you’re ready.