Grief and Loss Therapy
Together we will process the painful feelings and memories, and learn ways to integrate and make meaning of what’s happened.
I'm a certified Grief and Loss Therapist Therapist based in Portland, Oregon, and working online with clients throughout all of Oregon and California.
If you answered yes to any of the above, you may benefit from grief and loss counseling. I am a certified grief and loss counselor. I not only specialize in grief, I’m also intimately aware of the grieving process and how truly difficult it can be.
After the sudden and unexpected loss of my husband, I came to understand all too well how grief can capsize our lives and transform the visions we had of our futures in an instant.
Trying to find the balance between holding space for my feelings while also simultaneously showing up for the demands of parenting two young children who had lost their father wasn’t intuitive for me. It was through my own grieving process that my desire to help others through this experience was born.
Clients come to me unsure how to hold space for their painful feelings. They’ve oftentimes been told what grief should look like or how long the grieving process should be, and they feel ashamed that their experience doesn’t fit those stereotypes. Grief is one of the few universals in life yet we each navigate our grief in ways that are deeply personal and unique to us.
Grief transforms our lives, oftentimes literally overnight and we’re often left with no roadmap to help us process these losses. There is no right or wrong way to grieve yet we often pass judgment on ourselves or fix a timeline to our feelings, rushing ourselves through a process that demands we slow down and honor what was.
Grief is not something we fix, rather it’s something we learn to live with and integrate into our lives.
When we try and rush the bereavement process and avoid the painful emotions that arise from loss, we can prolong our suffering. Living with unresolved loss and guilt can give rise to many other struggles, including addictive behaviors, depression and anxiety.
I help my clients be open and present to their grief rather than fight it. Together we process the painful feelings and memories, hold space for laughter, tears and reminiscing and learn ways to integrate and make meaning of what’s happened.
Healing is possible.
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