Grief is like a boulder that drops out of the sky and crushes you. When you first lost that loved one you couldn’t move, couldn’t breathe, and couldn’t function. Whether it was a shock out of left field or “expected” it still hurts so bad. You don’t see how you could ever move on without the person that helped you make sense of life. You wonder how you are going to deal with this. You lie awake at night and wonder what they are doing wherever they are right now. You make attempts at living and find yourself breaking down at the worst times. You wonder if you will ever feel the same again.
Therapy can help you through this chapter of your life. We work together as long as you feel it’s necessary to process the swirling myriad of feelings that you are dealing with constantly. You can talk about this pain for as long as you need to without ever feeling the fear that the person listening is tired of it, or it’s causing them pain. Grief is never simple, and it never visits empty handed. You’re likely also facing a thousand questions about your own life, death and the meaning of it all. Seeking the help of a therapist is just one way to feel like you aren’t alone.