a man in grief visits a cemetery

Life has its ups and downs, its good times and its bad times. This is something we’ve known since we were kids. Hopefully one of the things we’re taught growing up, is how to express ourselves and talk about our feelings. Talking with a therapist or a social worker about our frustrations, worries and hopes can put the mind at ease. Just the simple fact that someone is listening to you can significantly improve your state of mind. Talking with a therapist can give you the skills you need to handle your problems and help you find solutions that work for you and your life. Life is filled with unexpected surprises, whether good or bad. When you are in need—there is help. There are a number of Ottawa therapists here at Family Therapy that offer a variety of counselling services. These services include grief counselling and grief therapy, anxiety counselling, anger management, youth counselling, trauma counselling, couple therapy and much more. Therapy can be a very freeing experience, if you let it be.

Let’s talk: Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy

Losing a loved one, your partner, your spouse, a child or a family member can take a great toll on your mind and bod. It may take months even years before you fully accept losing someone so close to you. Grief affects people in different ways. Everyone experiences and expresses grief in his or her own way, whether you are an adult or a child. And our grief and our expression of grief can be shaped by our cultural beliefs. Most people emerge from mourning a loved one in a healthy manner but for some, the death of a loved one can cause intense emotional pain that prevents them from engaging in everyday activities.

But there is help, there are therapists you can talk to about your loss; these professionals are well-practiced in grief counselling. Therapists can offer you support and advice—and most importantly lend an ear. Don’t be stricken with sadness, depression or isolation anymore. Reclaim your life and confront your grief, you won’t regret it. If you don’t address your feelings of grief, they can manifest in other ways. Don’t let your feelings fester any longer; make an appointment with a therapist today and get the support you deserve.