Grief due to the death of a loved one or the loss of a job / health / goal or being in a transitional state in life can all feel the same. The process of grieving death, loss and transition is very similar.
Grief and loss can be debilitating and the only “bad grief” is not grieving. According to Elizabeth Kubler Ross, the predictable stages of grief include: denial, bargaining, guilt, anger, depression, acceptance. There is no timeline for how long grief takes and the process is not linear.
The guidance I offer differs from therapy in that it does not work with underlying mental illness challenges. It does seek to provide “scaffolds of support” and suggested strategies to guide the client through the “swamp of suffering” to dry land.
I work with clients, drawing from the Jewish grief rituals (which are year-long and universal). I also draw from the teachings of Karl Jung, James Hollis and other Depth Psychologists to support clients in embracing their psychic wound. Together we draw meaning from loss and journey toward acceptance of life without the loved one or without what was lost. This is NOT therapy and I will refer to therapists if there are underlying mental illness challenges blocking forward movement.
Meetings are by phone, Skype, FaceTime or in person. Fee: $45 per hour and I will work on a sliding scale, if circumstances warrant reduction in fees