Colorado Counseling Center offers grief counseling and grief therapy in Denver, Centennial, and online.
Living and Grieving After Loss
Nothing feels the same since your loss—you’re not sure where to start or how to move forward. In some moments you feel overcome by a sharp sense of sadness. At other moments you might feel overwhelmed by so many emotions: sadness, disbelief, irritability, disinterest, anger, exhaustion, confusion, isolation, guilt.
And then there are the times when you may feel nothing—you go through the motions of life, but feel numb or empty inside. You wonder if you’ll ever feel like yourself again.
Some of the people around you don’t seem to get it. They just want you to move on, and it feels like they’ve run out of compassion. Others may act like your loss never happened. Although you don’t want to stay stuck, you don’t know what to do. You may be afraid that healing will mean forgetting—and you don’t want to let go of your memories. Life itself charges ahead, not allowing you the space and time you need to heal. In the wake of this loss you know that something inside you has changed. You know that this grief deserves your care and attention.
How Grief Counseling can Help
There isn’t a single path through grief that everyone must follow. Your therapist will help you find your path through healing, given your personal experience of loss. Grief counseling can help you honor the impact of what happened and help you start to feel whole again.
With the loyal support of your grief counselor, you can learn how to live with your loss in a way that honors your whole experience. Counseling for grief can help you make room for all the different feelings you have. Your grief therapist will help you organize the chaos and confusion.
Counseling will also help you find ways to cope with the fatigue and exhaustion stemming from your loss. Your grief counselor will support you as you adjust to the new realities in your life.
Grief therapy can give you a safe place to feel how you really feel, without fear of judgment, shame, or the pressure of others’ expectations. You’ll also learn how to let go of judging yourself, even as you reckon with difficult things. With the support of your grief counselor, you’ll feel like you can finally exhale again.
Your counselor will help you get to know your grief so it doesn’t feel as scary. You’ll learn to be gentle with yourself in the moments when grief catches you off guard. With your grief therapist’s insightful support, you can learn how to stop hiding from or avoiding your loss and be curious about it.
With the care of your counselor, you can find the meaning you want to take from your experience of loss. You can find clarity and wisdom about your own life, and how you want to live from this point forward.
Grief Counseling for Different Types of Loss
Whatever loss you’ve experienced, it matters, and we want to help. At Colorado Counseling Center, we support healing after various types of loss:
- Grieving the Death of a Spouse or Partner
- Death of a Family Member or Close Friend
- Loss of a Friendship or Close Relationship
- Grieving Serious Illness and Chronic Health Conditions
- Grief after Divorce or a Breakup
- Grieving the Loss of a Pet
- Other Sources of Loss and Grief