There is a special place in my practice for those who have suffered the loss of a spouse or loved one, as I have. This devastating experience changed my life in unexpected ways. It motivated me to became a therapist who understands the landscape of grief and the possibilities for rebuilding a life after a devastating death.
My approach to grief includes these tasks:
- Believing the unbelievable: accepting the finality of death which often takes longer than your friends or family expect
- Understanding the normal symptoms of grief: you aren’t going crazy, it’s the grief
- Working through the pain
- Adjusting to a new “normal”
- Making meaning of your loss
- Answering the question: “Who am I now?”
- Developing your natural resiliency
- Exploring the possibilities for growth and transformation.