How does one learn to live with loss...?
Loss arises in our lives in many contexts. I work with people who have experienced the death of a love one as well as people who are healing and recovering from a recent break up with an intimate partner; who have lost a job; who have never known one or both of their parents; who continue to heal and recover from the divorce of their parents; or who are caring for a relative with a debilitating disease. I also work with people whose parents died early on in their life and they still feel challenged by that.
I seek to create a non-judgmental place and space where my clients can openly express their feelings of pain and sadness.
My own life and work are influenced and informed by multiple types of loss and death that I experienced in childhood. While I was in training to become a psychotherapist, I had the opportunity to examine and explore the significance and impact of grief and loss throughout a person’s life. In my work as a therapist, I have placed an emphasis on what is called ‘ambiguous loss.'