Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor provides grief and loss counseling for individuals who are struggling to recover from bereavement that may occur after the parting of a loved one or some other traumatic event. Grief is the normal response of sorrow, emotion, and confusion that comes from losing someone or something important to you. It is a natural part of life, and a typical reaction to illness, death, divorce, job loss, or a move away from friends and family.
After a death, you may feel empty and numb, as if you are in shock. You may notice physical changes such as trembling, nausea, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, dry mouth, or trouble sleeping and eating. You may feel angry – at a situation, a particular person, or just angry in general. Almost everyone experiencing grief also experiences guilt, often expressed as “I could have, I should have, and I wish I would have” statements.
The length of time spent grieving is different for each person. For some people, grief lasts a few months, for others, it may take years. Personality, health, coping style, culture, family background, and life experiences all impact how each person handles misfortune. The time spent grieving also depends on your relationship with the person you lost and how prepared you were.
Depression, on the other hand, involves more than feelings of remorse after losing someone or something you love. Clinical depression is a disorder that can take over the way you think, act, and feel.
If you recently experienced a death or other loss, these feelings may be part of a normal grief reaction. But if these feelings persist and your mood doesn’t lift, grief counseling can help you better cope with the loss you have experienced.
What You Can Expect with Grief and Loss Counseling
Foundations Counseling offers grief counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor. Our grief counselors will help you move through the healing process, from feelings of emptiness to a sense of hope.
Every person who experiences a death or other loss must complete a four-step grieving process:
- Accept the loss.
- Work through and feel the physical and emotional pain of grief.
- Adjust to living in a world without the person or item lost.
- Continue on with life.
The grieving process is over only when a person completes the four steps. Our grief therapists will help you complete your journey of healing with compassion and empathy. We are here to guide you through each of the steps on your unique timetable.
Set up a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know would benefit from grief and loss counseling, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.