You’ve lost someone you love, and life without them seems impossible. Your friends and family have gone on with their lives, but your life has been turned upside down. You feel “crazy” and don’t know if what you’re going through is “normal” or not, or how long you’re supposed to feel this way.
Maybe you’ve lost someone with whom you had a lot of conflict, and you didn’t expect it to hit you so hard. Or maybe you’ve lost a pet, a marriage, or even your physical abilities, and the thought of “moving on” feels overwhelming. All of these difficult experiences are examples of how painful and all-consuming grief and loss can be in our lives.
Right after a major loss, many people are numb or “in a haze.” That’s also the time when those around you are often the most present, sending you flowers and cards or calling to see how you’re holding up. But grief has a long lifecycle, and just as you’re finally thinking clearly enough to talk about how you feel, it may be difficult to find others to talk to, or you might be worried about them thinking you should’ve “gotten over it” by now.
You just want to talk to someone who “gets it” and can help you sort things out so you can function normally again, but you have no idea how to get to that place.
Here’s how Integrity Psychological Services Helps with Grief:
Integrity Psychological Services, P.C. specializes in grief therapy, where we combine evidence-backed grief counseling models with a warm, supportive environment where you can work through your pain and piece your life back together. We will help you move through the grief process with competence and compassion.
We can help to educate you about grief and the grief process to re-assure you that what you’re experiencing is normal and OK. We can also help you understand where you are in the process as well as how you might expect things to change in the months and years to come.
Whether you feel “stuck” in grief, or just need some extra support to help you get through it, seeing a therapist can help you out of that confused and alone space and help move you through the healing process.
Most of our clients report a significant relief of symptoms and improvement within just one to three sessions (but a complete course of treatment is generally between 8 to 16 sessions.
If you are having immediate thoughts of suicide, please go to your nearest emergency room or call RESOLVE CRISIS line, a 24/7 hotline at 1-888-796-8226.