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The Grief You Feel Before the Loss

Grief and loss come in many different shapes and sizes.  Grief is not solely warranted by the death of a loved one.  Grief symptoms will be incited after ending relationships, job loss or change, moving, the diagnosis of chronic and terminal illnesses, and all the collective losses triggered by the pandemic of normalcy, financial security,…

Grief and Our Youth

A child or teen dealing with grief can have a difficult time trying to navigate through their feelings and emotions, and this can cause family members to feel helpless or lost not knowing how to alleviate the pain. A lot of confusion and frustration can ensue, and a family member or supportive friend may not…

COVID, Race, and Collective Grief in the Black Community

As a therapist at the Center for Grief Therapy and Education, I wish to acknowledge the grief and pain of the friends and family of George Floyd as they mourn the loss of their loved one. Their suffering is compounded by the fact that Mr. Floyd did not die of natural causes, nor was his…

A Very Covid Commencement

The rollercoaster of emotions that COVID-19 has brought us all have not been easy to deal with. But it important to know that we are in this together and keep hope that we can all find some solidarity. COVID-19 has brought it a lot of uncertainty, and this should not be minimized in any way.…

How Do You Know if Your Grief is Complicated?

All grief has its complications. It can be shocking, confusing, messy, disorientating, and debilitating at times. These expected grief reactions are just some amongst the many others that are unique to each person. The way you experience your grief is dependent upon so many details. For example, the kind of loss you are grieving, how…

Thank You for Being Here and Other Pleasantries

First and foremost, please allow me to take the time to welcome you to this blog. No matter what path has led you to find the Center for Grief Therapy and Education, and this blog, we are so glad you did. Whether you are an avid reader of all things, a blogger, a mental health…