ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH A SIGNIFICANT LOSS?
Grief can come from any kind of major loss or significant life change… the death of a loved one, the end of a friendship, the loss of a job, the passing of a pet, or even leaving a community that’s important to you. Grief can be a very isolating experience and can leave you feeling like nobody understands what you’re going through.
We’re here to help.
Grief Can Feel Confusing and Isolating.
Do you struggle with any of these challenges:
- Feeing like you should be “over it” already.
- Withdrawing from friends or family because they don’t “get it”.
- Worrying that you’re being consumed by your grief.
- Feeling like you’re never going to feel normal again.
- Experiencing hopelessness and an intense sense of sadness.
- Afraid of what your future will look like after the loss.
- Self-judgment because you think you “shouldn’t” feel grief about this loss.
Your grief is a normal response to the loss of something you love.
Grief is a normal, universal human experience. Though grief is a natural part of life that comes when you lose something important, you may not feel like it’s okay to grieve. You might feel like you should “get over it” and that it’s “not that big of a deal.” You might even have friends or family members encouraging you to “move on” too quickly from your grief.
Grief is a journey to be experienced – it is not something that you can speed up or will to go away. It is the time you need to honor the memory of something you love and heal your heart from the pain of the loss. Not only is it okay to grieve your loss, it’s a normal and natural reaction.
You don’t have to go through this alone – therapy can help you grieve and honor the memory of what you loved.
FIND A SAFE SPACE TO GRIEVE YOUR LOSS.
The therapists at Lincoln Park Therapy Group are equipped to help you deal with your grief in a caring and gentle way. We help you find rituals to honor your loss, explore any feelings associated with the loss, and develop strategies to help ease the pain of the loss. We recognize that any loss can be significant and that might impact many different aspects of your life, and we’re here to hold space for you as you adjust to what this new reality looks and feels like.
What does support look like for grief?
Receiving support through therapy during a time of grieving can help you learn to express your pain in a healthy and productive manner. The focus is not just on moving forward, but also on honoring the person or thing you lost, exploring what your life looks and feels like after the loss, and acknowledging the role they played in your life.
At Lincoln Park Therapy Group, we use a gentle approach to our grief counseling. We offer you a safe space to learn about the grieving process and understand how it’s impacting your experience of your significant loss.
HOW DO I KNOW I NEED THERAPY?
This is a great question and one we hear frequently. If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms regularly, it’s likely that counseling would be helpful to you:
- Feeling “stuck” in your grief or like you will never get over the loss.
- Having a difficult time talking about your loss to other people.
- Diminishing your feelings or sadness or numbing out to avoid your emotions.
- Experiencing a sense of hopeless about the future.
- Feeling guilty for wanting to move forward.
- Inability to function at work or school more than a month after the loss.
Our therapists at Lincoln Park Therapy Group are here to help you heal from your loss.
Grief is a natural and normal part of the human experience, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you want support after a significant loss or life change, set up time to come in and talk with one of our therapists.
We’d love to meet you.