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Grief and Loss Counseling

Grief & Loss Counseling is available for adults, adolescents, and children. People experiencing adjustment issues for grief and loss may be working through issues of: addiction, incarceration, divorce, rejection, infertility, degenerative health problems, death of a loved one, or the end of an important relationship.

When a loved one or significant person dies, their passing is experienced differently by different people. The intensity and length of time it takes to adjust depends on variables including: age, relationship, level of social support, and whether the death was expected, or occurred suddenly, without warning. Also, grief can be ‘complicated’ by other factors, such as Alzheimer’s disease, where a person loses their memories, identity, and ceases to be the person they once were.

Grief is a natural reaction to a major loss. It takes time to adjust to losing a special person, a friend, a connection, and the unique place in the ‘world’ they inhabited.

Kübler-Ross’ Five Stages: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance

Although it is helpful for clients to work through Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ Five Stages of Grief (acronym: DABDA), grieving is a process with unique features for each individual. There is no ‘right way’ to grieve, and it takes some people longer than others to feel better.

To schedule an appointment, call (575)-249-2561.