Margaret Masci, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Hypnotherapist
Wellspring Counseling of the Finger Lakes 8732 Main St. , Honeoye, New York 14471
We all experience loss in our lives and grieve those losses in various ways. From lost jobs or relationships to the overwhelming emptiness at the death of a child or other beloved family member. It can be tough. There is no time limit to grief. Give yourself permission to grieve fully and allow those feelings the time and compassion they deserve. However, if depression deepens and your grief becomes so debilitating that it keeps you from being with those you love or prevents you doing what you love, talk to someone who will help you get back on your feet. Find some peace of mind while still keeping alive those precious memories you wish to keep. You are not alone. Call for help.
Philip Kolba, MA
Ithaca, New York 14850
Grief and loss is, unfortunately, a normal part of living. There is no single "correct" way to grieve: different cultures and even individuals from the same culture grieve differently. The only consistent feature is that grief takes time. The most effective thing anyone can do for someone grieving is to be there—to listen, to empathize, to walk along with the grief. There is no "fixing" grief. But counseling can help prevent normal grief from developing into major depression or other mental health conditions.
Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
208 N. Meadow St., Ithaca, New York 14850
Loss is the inevitable that takes us by surprise. The surprise is that it actually happened and then the mysterious journey can be very confusing. Ranging from feeling like you are on a roller coaster to feeling mired in depths of sadness. This journey is made all the more complex if the relationship was unresolved or conflicted. Loss is inevitable and everyone faces it. There is no one path. Many people will believe their is one path and then expect you to be on it or over it. Your path is your path. It is unique and it might have unique stumbling blocks. Your not alone.