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Grief, Loss, & Life Transitions

“To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.”

-Mary Oliver-

It is a painful human experience to expect life to look one way only to find ourselves coping with a different reality. Grief and loss are integral parts to the human experience, universally painful and heavy to hold. We grieve losses like death of a loved one or a scary medical diagnosis. We may also be surprised at times that grief accompanies normal life transitions and even joyful and hopeful changes.

Therapy is a space where we can honor and create room for your grief. Societal messages about grief can give us a timeline, pressuring us to feel a certain way after a certain point in time. In our work together, we can gently and mindfully honor your unique experience. We can explore strategies to cope with grief, while honoring the way it changes us and our stories.

Grief therapy may be supportive for you if you are experiencing or have experienced:

Death of a loved one or pet

Health diagnoses or treatment

End of a relationship or marriage

Transition to parenthood

Reproductive grief (pregnancy loss, child loss, infertility)

Transition to university or college

Moving; changing jobs or careers

Faith deconstruction or loss of religious community