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death of someone


There is a major disruption in your life when a loved one dies and this entails a period of re-adjustment. We have heard from many clients dealing with a loss that they don't know themselves anymore. They feel stuck. It’s common after a loss or a death to feel very stressed, confused, and tired. You could be having a hard time sleeping.


Due to grief, you may feel like something is off or missing. If the loss or death happened in a sudden or traumatic way, like a suicide, disaster or an accident, then the stress, confusion, and tiredness can be overwhelming. This is a most painful journey, yet it can ultimately reveal your strengths.


Much of grieving is about expressing emotion- some may be unfamiliar, and unacceptable to self or others, e.g. anger, guilt, remorse. Finding a safe place and an accepting person for support to work through all the effects of bereavement is important. We help you, our client, process unresolved grief using emotion-focused interventions. In addition, we will help you turn against defenses to enable recognition and acceptance of painful losses.

Counseling can help you overcome feelings of guilt that are common for the grief stricken. Counseling can become a vital factor in understanding and expressing your grief, opening a path to healing. The loss remains and is always remembered, but the intensity can lessen to be no longer disabling. Counseling reminds you that there is no "right" way to grieve, every person's experience is unique. With guidance, you can find your own path with any grief and trauma you may have experienced in your life. Contact us for a phone screening and then schedule an appointment!


Counseling Downingtown

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