Grief & Loss

Few emotions are as devastating as the grief that comes after a major loss. At Directions Counseling Group we commonly see individuals searching for help to cope with:

  • Loss of a loved one
  • End of a relationship
  • Retirement
  • Major life transition
  • Empty nest
  • Death of a pet
  • Past trauma
  • Loss of job
  • Health issues

Aside from the well-intentioned grieving “stages” our culture has embraced, not everyone processes circumstances the same way. Your loss may have occurred recently or many years ago, but the opportunity to share those details and work through your feelings is important on many levels. The early symptoms and sometimes even long term repercussions can manifest in the following ways:

  • Reduced concentration
  • Sense of numbness
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Changed eating habits
  • Feeling like you are on an emotional roller-coaster
  • Hopelessness

While the voids left by grief can never be entirely filled, much can be done to help relieve troubling symptoms, and often also honor the people and situations where you experienced the loss. We approach issues of grief in a comprehensive manner, aware that loss can impact us in profound ways relationally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Our counselors seek to provide therapy that will help you explore these areas as they become relevant in your treatment.

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