Online Therapy for Grief
The pain associated with grief is a natural yet often destabilizing part of the human experience. We grieve when we experience loss – the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, the loss of identity, the loss of certainty or routine, etc. Although the experience of loss is universal, the grieving process is unique to each individual.
Grief rarely feels like a linear process but more often comes in waves and it can be experienced as an overwhelming sense of despair, a state of shock, or as a feeling of hopelessness. Other times, grief may not feel as overwhelming. Grief can also be distracting, removing our attention from the present moment through a flooding of emotions and thoughts surrounding our pain and our sense of loss, interrupting our daily function along with our desire or ability to connect with those around us.
With the support of a grief therapist, you can begin to explore your individual experience with grief. This process often involves acknowledging and validating the pain of the loss you have endured. Occasionally it may be helpful to slow down and turn inward, finding ways to express or make meaning of the grief. At other times, you may learn that it is more helpful to shift your focus outward and to connect with others. Whatever your grieving process, it can be helpful to remember to be kind to yourself, as you adapt and integrate the loss into your life, and perhaps find meaningful ways to honour the losses you have sustained.
Find a Therapist for Grief at Psychotherapy Collective
Finding a therapist for grief can be difficult. At Psychotherapy Collective, our Registered Psychotherapists offer online therapy for grief in a supportive and empathetic environment to allow you the space required to explore and draw meaning from you grief. View our psychotherapist profiles below and book a free consultation.