Grief & Loss
Patricia Kelly Michals, LCSW, MFT
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist
Within Driving Distance of Rancho Santa Fe, CA
The only way to heal from grief is by grieving. There is no other way around it. Grief and loss are two of the most painful feelings we can experience. The hopelessness and helplessness that accompany these feelings are deep and seem unrelenting. Bereavement counseling can provide a safe place for the expression of all feelings surrounding grief including anger, and the realization that love is stronger than death and loss.
Grief & Loss
Philip Kolba, MA
Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
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.