Grief therapy is a resource for people experiencing the death of a loved one or a different type of loss.
Types of loss I can support you with include:
• Your loved one died 10 days ago or 10 years ago
• You or a loved one is sick or in the process of dying
• A break-up or loss of a relationship
• Loss of a pet
• Loss of a job
• You or a loved one received a diagnosis
• Loss from a different kind of major life transition
Grief therapy is a way to make space in your life for your grief. Grief often brings up really big feelings (including big numbness) and I will help you build skills to tolerate the feelings and/or to express them in ways that work for you and your life. Everyone's grief process is different, and we will collaborate to create the support you need. We can turn to your family or culture's grief practices—or discover and create new ones for you—as personal or community rituals are an essential part of healing grief. Other resources we can pull from include: guided meditations, art or writing exercises, journaling, cognitive behavioral therapy practices, and more. I came to this work through my own experiences of death and loss, and my belief that we need more spaces to grieve. I trained as a grief counselor at Hospice by the Bay where I had the honor of working with bereaved family members of hospice patients.