“Grief is a journey, often perilous and without clear direction…The experience of grieving cannot be ordered or categorized, hurried or controlled, pushed aside or ignored indefinitely. It is inevitable as breathing, as change, as love. It may be postponed, but it will not be denied.” – Fumia, Molly. (2003) Safe Passages.
At some point in our lives, we will almost surely have to cope with loss, such as when we experience the death of someone close to us or the breakup of an important relationship. Grief is a normal and expected reaction to loss. People do not just get over grief; they work to adjust to their loss and reconcile themselves in some manner to their new life. Time itself does not heal, but how time is spent working through the loss does. Talking to a professional about issues of grief and loss can have a profound effect on the well-being of the grieving person and on a smoother adjustment to a “new normal”.
Family Legacy counselors provide grief counseling for those experiencing a loss in their life. The overwhelming feelings of depression and sadness that can result when experiencing a loss often require the care of a professional counselor. Those who actively participate in the grieving process will often find a reduction of the intensity and frequency of the pain. Grief counseling will also reduce unhealthy ways of coping with loss.
If you are coping with loss, struggling with related depression, or healing from grief, you can contact Family Legacy Counseling at (515) 727-1338 to set up an appointment with one of our clinicians.