As many people know, the path to healing comes in many forms, facets and detours. There are ways to cope with loss, transition and change in an individualized process. Counseling can help!
As a griever, the grief process and time frame is unique only to you. However, what the time frame depends on is what the relationship means to you, and the ability to go through the grief process, as to how long the grief journey transpires.
The sense of loss can also come from caring for the terminally ill, or disabled loved one through a brain injury or other disability, substance abuse addiction, veterans, and the elderly.
Families can become overwhelmed, and overcompensate for a loved one with an addiction. However, it is hard to cope with a loved one suffering from an addiction. The family system may have ancestral roots in the addictive personality and his or her process. Some families are by-products of an alcoholic parent, and thus become Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA’s).
Do NOT underestimate the emotional and physical toll loss can have on you and the consequences for your loved one declining through an addiction.
Many find it impossible to cope with loss on their own. They have tried using their own devices and have failed. Please give yourself permission to backslide between the grief stages: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. It is normal to go back and forth, and it triggers when you least expect it to manifest.
I will help you determine your ability to cope and work with you to overcome the obstacles that could prevent you from healing.
Remember, there is healing throughout this journey of grief, no matter where the loss originated. Please take good care of YOU!
We offer individual counseling and group counseling to meet your needs. We also offer healing workshops. Call us today for an appointment at (603) 494-4175. We proudly serve those in Exeter NH and the greater seacoast of NH areas including, but, not limited to Portsmouth, Dover, Rochester, Concord, Hampton, Stratham, Greenland, Kingston, Brentwood, Raymond, and Manchester.
Areas of Expertise
- Grief Counseling following loss of a loved one
- Loss of Job or Identity
- Families Afflicted by Drug and Substance Misuse or Abuse
- Suicide Survivors
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Individual & Families of Divorce
- Family Caregivers
- Professional Caregivers & Job Burnout