Loss breaks our sense of belonging, purpose, and meaning
The pain of grief points to how deeply we need each other. We do all this work to find a place to belong, a way to give our lives purpose, and a path by which we bring meaning to our worlds. Loss interrupts this work. Whether someone has died, you’ve lost a relationship, you were fired from a job, or your life has totally changed due to a new transition, we need space to grieve these losses. Each loss is unique. The ways you’ve grieved past losses may not work the same for this new loss.
Grief leaves you feeling alone
Your grief is an expression of your love and care. It shows where things aren’t right. And at this moment, things are not alright. We’ll make space for your grief and your memories while helping you make your way forward again.
Whatever form your loss has taken, your grief is real. I am not here to fix your grief or simply to get you to move on. My focus is to help you integrate your loss so that you carry your cherished memories with you as you live the rest of your life.
The grief therapy process starts with helping you pay attention to what’s going on inside you. Over time, you’ll get better at checking in with yourself and noticing your feelings. You’ll also learn to sit with your emotions and simply notice your grief as it comes up.
Healing grief is a different kind of work
Grief happens in waves that you’ll likely continue to experience. It doesn’t go away with healing, but it does transform into something more manageable. As we process your loss, you’ll become more settled and hopeful about your future.
When you leave therapy, you will have several ideas of how to honor your loss throughout your life as long as it is with you. You’ll have peace and be able to remember the good times without spiraling down or feeling like you’re falling apart. You can feel hope for your future again.
Loss can make you question your faith
When you’re grieving, it’s totally normal to feel separated from your faith. And sometimes, it feels like you can’t talk to your pastor or church group because all you get are the “appropriate” church answers. You don’t need to hear another person tell you about God’s plan.
Christian grief counseling gives you space to have serious questions and doubts. Therapy holds space for you to explore how your grief has changed your relationship with God and faith. We can dig into those questions in our sessions or simply hold the weight of your anger, uncertainty, and sadness.
Ready to start your therapy journey with me?
If you are in the Monterey Bay Area or elsewhere in California and ready to work through your grief and start living your life again, schedule a consultation with me to discover how online grief therapy with a compassionate therapist can make the difference in how you feel today and tomorrow and beyond. Learn more about me and how I do therapy here.