Grief & Loss Counseling for Parkland, FL

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Man in sorrow, Therapy for Depression, Parkland, FL

Every person experiences grief. It is a normal response to a sudden loss or tragedy. Unfortunately, some losses are more difficult to cope with than others. Oftentimes, grief can be really overwhelming and incredibly painful. The death of a loved one can cause a great deal of grief. Trying to adjust to a new reality is difficult enough but mourning and missing someone who is no longer with us can sometimes feel unbearable.

You may also be grieving the loss or end of something: a significant friendship or romantic relationship (including a breakup or divorce), important job or role, or even a home. Many experiences can cause us to battle with grief, and it is important to understand that grief is a process that is not linear – it can look different for every individual.

It is extremely important to have support when you are grieving. This is why grief and bereavement counseling, in particular, is extremely important to a grieving person. Grief encompasses many emotions, and some may be felt more strongly than others.

According to psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, there are 5 stages of grief – and if you feel that you are grieving the loss of something, you may have already experienced one or more of these stages, either once or at multiple times:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

 

It’s important to note that these stages, again, are not linear; therefore, you may experience them in a different order, all at once, or even not at all.

woman crying, Depression Therapy Parkland, FL

Some people may be able to carry on with their day-to-day routine while grieving, while others may struggle with managing their overwhelming emotions. If you are struggling with grief or experiencing a heavy load of distress from a particular loss, please contact me today to set up a free consultation so that we can discuss how we will work together on helping you cope.