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GRIEF/LOSS COUNSELING & THERAPY IN OMAHA, NE
The loss of a family member or loved one is without a doubt one of life's greatest difficulties.
Unfortunately, death is also one of life's certainties; we are all likely to suffer the loss of a loved one at some point in our lifetime.
What is Grief?
Grief is an intensely complicated emotion. It can look and feel different for every individual. Furthermore, loss can be experienced in any number of ways, each having a different impact of the grief cycle to follow.
For example, adults who have lost a parent to a long-term illness or old age may have a different mourning experience than losing a child to illness. Unexpected deaths, death of a partner or friend, death of a child or parent, terminal illnesses and death by suicide will each bring up a unique combination of emotions for those left behind.
It is important to remember that all losses are painful and each of these scenarios brings with it a different set of questions and reactions.
Experiencing the grieving process is key to understanding and accepting the loss of the individual in your life and being able to move forward with hope and optimism for the future.
While everyone experiences grief and loss differently, some common signs include: †
There is no correct or ideal way to grieve the loss of a loved one, and there is no set timeline for the grief process. Grief is not always finite, either; the loss of a loved one is permanent, and the grief you feel for their absence may always linger, waxing and waning with the passage of time.
Hopefully, with time, grief will become manageable and one can begin to return to their daily activities without being held back by feelings of sadness and loss. However, if symptoms of grief remain intense for long periods of time and begin to interfere with the daily functioning in your life, it may be time to seek help.
HOW WE HELP
At Counseling Connections & Associates, we can help you through the grieving process. Our therapists are experts in the process of loss and death and are able to provide culturally sensitive grief counseling.
We understand that each loss is unique, and every individual has their own manifestation of grief. Together, we will guide you through the grieving process, helping you to accept the reality of loss, work through the pain of grief, and learn how to move forward with understanding and grace while still honoring lost loved ones.