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Grief Therapy

Counseling for Grief & Loss

At Darien Wellness, we understand that grief and loss are deeply personal journeys that touch every corner of the human experience. There is no “perfect” time or way to experience grief, as every individual will have a personal and vulnerable reaction to any loss in their life. Whether you're navigating the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job, or a significant life change, our compassionate team is here to support you every step of the way. We believe in honoring the unique ways that grief can manifest in individuals based on their diverse paths of coming to terms with any loss they have experienced.

How Can Therapy Help With Grief?

Grief and loss therapy is a safe space where you can explore and process your emotions surrounding a significant loss in your life without the pressure of feeling like you have to “move on”. Our therapists aime to provide an encouraing environment where you can have the freedom to communicate the intimate parts of your emotional and mental health without fear of judgment. Through various therapeutic techniques, we help you navigate the complex emotions of grief, find meaning in your loss, and ultimately, move forward in a way that feels authentic to you.

Common Reasons To Seek Grief Therapy

Grief can manifest in many different ways and can be triggered by a variety of life experiences. Some common reasons individuals seek grief and loss therapy include:

  • Loss of a Loved One: The death of a family member, friend, or pet can leave a profound void in our lives, making it challenging to cope with everyday tasks and responsibilities
  • End of a Relationship: Whether through divorce, separation, or the end of a friendship, the loss of a significant relationship can be devastating and may require professional support to navigate.
  • Job Loss or Career Change: Losing a job or experiencing a significant career change can shake our sense of identity and purpose, leading to feelings of grief and uncertainty about the future.
  • Health Issues or Chronic Illness: Coping with a serious illness, either personally or in a loved one, can bring about feelings of grief for the life we once knew and the limitations we now face.
  • Miscarriage or Infertility: The loss of a pregnancy or the inability to conceive can bring about profound feelings of grief, often accompanied by a sense of isolation and shame.

When Should You Seek Help?

Knowing when to seek help for your grief is an important step in the healing process. Grief in all of its forms comes in waves for every individual. Some days you feel as if you have managed to find peace within your vulnerability, only for it to hit you again ten times harder the next day. Unlike some other mental wounds, many things could be considered “triggering” for grief, and each trigger may have the ability to bring more pain than the last. If you find that your grief is overwhelming, interfering with your daily life, or lasting longer than you expected, it may be time to reach out to a professional therapist. Other signs that you may benefit from grief and loss therapy include:

  • Difficulty completing daily tasks or maintaining relationships
  • Persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, or anger
  • Changes in sleeping or eating patterns
  • Avoidance of activities or places associated with the loss
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide


If you're struggling with grief and loss, you don't have to face it alone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward healing. Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, helping you find peace and resilience in the face of loss.