Countless books tell us that losing a loved one will take us through many stages of grief. However, anyone who has lost a loved one and experienced grief knows that coping with grief is not clear-cut or simple, and that sometimes “stages of grief” can change from moment to moment. When someone we love dies, it is common to experience numbness, sorrow, anger, or even guilt (among many other emotions, including emotions that we may think are inappropriate, such as relief in certain circumstances). This is difficult for anyone, and can be especially difficult for children and teenagers. Grief can also cause physical symptoms in your body, like trouble eating or sleeping, or feeling physical pain. There is no right way to grieve. No matter where you are in your process, sometimes it’s helpful to have a safe space removed from friends and family to be honest about what you’re going through. To process your feelings and to express them in whatever way you need to. That’s where grief counseling comes in.
At Take Root Therapy, we support you when you’re in pain, and that includes the pain that you experience when a loved one dies. Free of judgment and with your best interests at heart, our team of experienced and skilled clinicians will listen and, if you would like them to, offer you tools for coping with grief on a day-to-day basis. We will help you move through your pain and will sit with you as you try to make sense of the death of a loved one. We understand that there is no rulebook for what it’s really like to cope with grief, and we will never give you directions on what to do or what you should be feeling while grieving. Instead, we will listen, offer support, and otherwise be in your corner as you experience the full spectrum of your emotions.
If your grief symptoms are making it difficult to eat or sleep, or to be present in your life, we are here and want to support you. If you feel like the grief is going to consume you, we will help you stay afloat. And if you are worried about how the death of a loved one is impacting your child, we can help with that too.