Grief & Loss

“I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.”

–C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

There may be no more deeply personal emotional experience than grief. How we respond to loss… manage mourning… or navigate deep sorrow… how we learn to accept the unacceptable is unique to each of us. Grief is a personal, nuanced, and complicated process; it will not look the same for any two people. However, those who are grieving may experience similar emotions along the way.

Any matter of significant loss can trigger the grieving process. Perhaps you’ve experienced the loss of a job and income, or the loss of trusted childcare and routine. Perhaps you’ve lost a sense of community, or safety, or partnership. And coping with the death of someone you love is one of life’s biggest challenges.

Grief and Loss

Whatever the loss – person, place, relationship, marriage, family, health, situation, pet, job – if it was important to you, it’s normal to express your grief for its absence in your life.

There is no right or wrong way to feel or think or behave when grieving. There may be shock or anger or disbelief. You may feel guilty, or a melancholy sadness. Grief can affect you physically, too, making it difficult to sleep or eat or move through a “normal day” smoothly.

But there are healthy ways to cope with that pain. There are ways you can come to terms with your loss, and learn to navigate your emotions to find new meaning, and eventually move forward. Reach out to the grief counselors at CPA to explore the grieving process and grief therapies. Share your memories and learn how you can cope with and honor your loss. Make a commitment to yourself to continue living your life by seeing a grief therapist. Here’s how…

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You deserve to feel better soon and therapy can certainly help. Please take a look at the therapists below. Call (262) 251-1112, text (262) 251-1112, or email

Therapists specializing in Grief and Loss