- Death of a loved one
- End of a relationship
- Diagnosis of a medical illness
- Diagnosis of a loved one
- End of a life chapter
Grief comes in all shapes and sizes… the death of a loved one, a break up, a new medical diagnosis, a major life transition. Grief knows no limits, does not follow rules, creeps up on you over a spilled bowl of cereal or over a whiff of a scent that reminds you of either a cherished or painful memory. I work with individuals who are experiencing this sense of loss to figure out how to experience the pain without avoiding it all together while still trying to survive and get through the day-to-day demands of life. During grief work with me, we cry and laugh, and we honor people or things lost while establishing new traditions and ways of life after loss. There will be some frustration, sadness, and even maybe some acceptance in this process. Our work in grief is a place to reflect on the despair that comes with loss, the weirdness of the “before” and “after” of this loss, and the no-words-to-describe anticipatory pain of future events after this loss.