“Grief is a tidal wave that over takes you, smashes down upon you with unimaginable force, sweeps you up into its darkness, where you tumble and crash against unidentifiable surfaces, only to be thrown out on an unknown beach, bruised, reshaped… Grief will make a new person out of you, if it doesn’t kill you in the making.” -Stephanie Ericsson
Grief from the loss of a relationship can be overwhelming and confusing.
Is this you?
Have you experienced the death of a loved one?
Are you looking for someone who understands what you are going through?
Are you feeling confused, angry, sad, or alone?
Do you feel like you will never experience joy again?
Are you going through a divorce or major life transition?
It is okay to have grief. It is normal to feel distress with the loss of a loved one.
Grief can be an intense experience with a mixture of emotions. The world as you once knew it is no longer the same. It may be hard to imagine life without your loved one. You may be experiencing fluctuations in your mood and crying more easily or you may have a hard time feeling anything at all. These experiences are a normal part of the grieving process.
We understand what it’s like to experience the death of a loved one. We are here to offer gentle and caring support and a willingness to sit with you through the pain. You don’t have to go through this alone.
Don’t be forced to believe that grieving is a sign of weakness or something to be ashamed of. It is completely normal and more common among the population today than has probably been admitted.
Are you grieving? Let our experienced counselors help you.
Our grief/ loss/ divorce counseling sessions are designed to effectively hold you by the hand and lift you out from a state of despair. You’ll benefit from a session with our therapist who will provide a safe place for you to talk about the pain and help you make sense of what has happened.
At Relationships Matter Austin, we will help you identify the thought processes that stir painful emotions. By helping you understand the triggers, you’ll be better prepared to handle yourself and your emotions thus helping you feel better. Additionally, your therapist will help you develop skills that will focus your thoughts and attention on the now rather than allowing it wander and dwell on the painful past through a process known as mindfulness.
Other techniques we’ve successfully used in the past to help clients overcome grief include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and/or Somatic Experiencing Therapy which are aimed at helping you get past painful memories and thoughts.
The beauty of Relationships Matter Austin grief/ loss/ divorce counseling service is that you’ll be working with a licensed, compassionate, and hands-on therapist that has many years of experience supporting clients going through major life transitions. We can help you lessen the emotional struggle that often comes with the unpredictable feelings that accompany grief and loss.
Worried about the cost? Relationships Matter Austin provides competitively priced grief/ loss/ divorce counseling service.
The amount you’ll spend depends on the duration and particulars involved in your sessions. To make quality counseling available so residents of Austin can overcome their difficult times, we provide a sliding scale pricing system that takes into consideration a number of factors.
I am afraid counseling will remind me of the hurtful memories. Will counseling make my grief worse?
Therapy might sound counter intuitive since it will mean you having to revisit the painful experience. However, to effectively overcome the pain it is better you let it out rather than lock it in. Our grief therapist specialist will help you in a controlled, thoughtful and patient process so you can gently let go of the pain.
I am in a relationship. Will grief counseling affect my partner?
Taking steps to overcome your pain is a positive and responsible development your partner will definitely appreciate. Therapy sessions can also be designed to accommodate your partner to help them cope with your moments as well as equip them with skills that will allow them to assist you through the process. Bottom-line, grief therapy usually improves relationships.
Arise from the ashes of grief. It is easier than you might have thought.
Our therapists are specialists- that means we will provide empathetic and objective support. We know exactly what techniques to use, and how it will help you.
“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” – Earl Grollman
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