Bereavement and Grief

No one should be forced to deal with loss alone and there is no one “right” way to grieve. Each individual deals with loss in their own way. When grief becomes too much to manage alone, help is available. So in the midst of this life change, some choose to go it alone, whereas some may benefit from additional, temporary support.

The Difficulty of Grief

Grief is generally considered the most difficult emotions that we are ever called to overcome. It is wrought with sadness, confusion, anger, frustration, loss and so much more. It resembles so many different psychological symptoms and is filled with fears, uncertainty, and emptiness. It often causes one to reflect on personal priorities and, experience frustrations, guilt, and anger over change.

Bereavement and grief is a normal function of loss and generally not considered a pathological. Loss is a part of life that one can slowly come to terms with on their own. But when grief overwhelms or stops you from functioning, there is a problem. When you are truly struggling to get by, consider reaching out for help. In trying to work through your loss, you may develop new strategies to soothe yourself and cope.

Naples Bereavement Counseling

Grief or bereavement counseling is available. Grief can lead us to make decisions and take actions that further the pain from the loss itself. Loss of appetite, insomnia, increased lethargy are just some symptoms of normal grief. Many who suffer a severe grief reaction isolate themselves in ways that hinder normal coping skills and make recovery more difficult without help.

As a grief counselor, I use a combination of clinical tools and professional experience to help you work through your individual grief.

Bereavement counseling can help people moving toward peace and recovery, along with developing effective habits that will help to strengthen you on your journey through grief. Grief recovery is not necessarily based in therapy. It is based on time. But through grief counseling, you may be able to reduce some of the unbearable pain, and measure your own progress towards the emotional recovery from loss.

If you believe that you or someone you love is struggling through grief, help is available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please complete the appointment form or call the office at (239) 434-2425.