12 Ways to Honor Someone You Lost
When is my grief going to be over? People say that grief is a journey, but that's not quite right. Journey implies an end, that we will...
It’s crucial to recognize that grief isn’t just limited to mourning the death of a loved one. That is just one specific kind of grief called bereavement. We can experience grief following any significant loss, including breakups and divorces, career changes, or relocation. Any loss, even if you deem it as a positive thing, may trigger feelings of discomfort, guilt, fear, shame, and mourning that are characteristic of grief. At times, a loss might also make you feel relieved, and that emotion presents its own challenges.
When you visit Beachside Counseling for therapy, we work together to process and understand your loss. Therapy provides a safe and nonjudgmental environment to explore your feelings. While the goal isn’t about forgetting what was lost, you can learn how to integrate new meaning into your life. Together, we can move towards healing and find a greater sense of acceptance. When you’re ready, Beachside Counseling is here for you. Use the link below to schedule a consultation to determine if therapy for grief and loss in our San Diego practice is the right next step for you.
therapy won't automatically fix or erase the intense emotions related to grief and loss. However, it can help you feel supported and validated during this vulnerable time, so you can find room to live your life again while honoring and embracing your emotional experience.
During grief, some days will inherently feel harder than others. It’s normal to move through various stages. It’s also normal to fluctuate through tons of different emotions that can change hour-to-hour or even minute-to-minute. Our therapists who provide therapy for grief and loss have worked in hospice care and received specialized training in bereavement work, and we understand that grief is a unique process that affects each person differently.
If you're experiencing any of these challenges, therapy can help:
You feel “stuck” in your grief
You feel lost without your person
You worry you’ll feel this way “forever”
You’re struggling to find meaning or purpose in life after your loss
You are having difficulty functioning or resuming your normal life activities (like work, seeing friends, or taking care of yourself)
You are struggling to cope with intense or overwhelming emotions
You feel ready to move forward but aren’t sure how