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    Therapy for Grief

    Have you experienced the loss of a loved one?

    Are you walking through a huge, unexpected, change in your life?

    Does grief come in waves so big that sometimes it’s hard to even stand?

    Maybe you’ve recognized grief is just below the surface, asking to be honored and healed – and you find yourself withdrawn, avoiding others, or feeling like they just don’t understand.

    As a person and therapist who has personally walked through grief, I believe it is one of the most challenging, unique, and at times isolating experiences. We live in a broad culture that expects you to move on, pick up the pieces, and that “time heals all wounds.” But many people need support to find the new normal, walk through the dark valley, and acknowledge that time alone doesn’t make it easier.

    There is nothing wrong with grief. Grief is a natural emotional response. No matter your internal or external dialogue, you are entitled to be with your grief and create a life that is filled with joy. 

    The process of adapting to a loss can dramatically change from person to person, depending on your background, beliefs, relationships, and many other factors. Every grieving experience is different. You may be able to continue your day-to-day routine after one loss, yet not be able to get out of bed after a different loss. Whatever your personal symptoms are, grief therapy, or the intentional creation of space to grieve with a guide, can help. Grief therapy helps you remember and honor the loss without feeling the pain.

    If you’re struggling with grief, I invite you to connect with me for confidential, professional therapy either in person or via Telehealth from wherever you are in the state of Florida.


    Grief is a multilayered experience.

    Grief can feel like:

    Feelings of deep sadness or yearning

    Feelings of worry or anger

    Feelings of frustration or guilt

    Feelings detached from others

    Grief can result in:

    Withdrawing from social activities

    Keeping yourself busy to avoid the pain

    Behaving in ways that are not normal for you, like becoming aloof, short-tempered, withdrawn, or angry

    Grief can cause:

    Crying and sighing


    Loss of appetite

    Difficulty sleeping


    Common Questions about Grief

    Is grief only felt if you’ve lost someone you love? Actually, no. Grief is an emotion that results from losing something important to you. Most often people connect grief to someone dying. But grief can also result from experiences like losing a job, romantic relationship or friendship, changes in health or financial status, or the loss of a personal dream. Grief results from loss – and loss is specific to you.

    Why not just avoid grief? Avoiding the feelings of grief may help in the moment to decrease the pain you’re in. But by working to heal the grief you’ll be able to comfort yourself when pain arises rather than needing to avoid or distract yourself.

    Am I weak for still feeling this way? While this is a very common belief that permeates some cultures and religions, grief is not an indication of strength or weakness, but rather an indication of a present painful experience due to losing someone or something you valued.