Childhood (and Adult) Grief and Loss Counseling
Would you like to connect with a therapist who has walked a mile or two in your shoes? My mother died when I was eight years old. I resolved some of my grief then and some was carried, unresolved, into adulthood. So I have grieved as a child and as an adult. I have done therapy with grieving children through Comfort Zone Camps. I have worked through these issues at a deep level and can help you do the same. I have been exposed to many different strategies and techniques for working with grief. I will weep when you are weeping. I will help you learn about expressing grief, about the stages of grief, and about the continuing bonds theory of relationship with lost loved ones. I may well have been where you are now. I want to help.
Grief and loss are universal experiences, yet their universality does not make them less painful. Grief has been described as a cold, burning pain. There is a uniqueness to each death and the lost loved one is not replacable, which leads to the solitude of our individual grief. When we experience the death of a loved one, especially as a child, our sense of security can be shattered. Many of our assumptions about God and the world are called into question. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why me? Will something happen to another family member? Why didn’t God intervene? What if I had prayed harder? What if I hadn’t let them drive? Nicholas Wolterstorff, in his book Lament for a Son, wonders if the pain of the no more outweighs the gratitude of the once was. He also says no one thinks death is more awful than it is.