Cope with Loss through therapy in Boulder

Suzanne Holmes LPC Ed D

Suzanne Holmes, Ed.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor in... read more

Counseling Services in Boulder, CO

Contact Suzanne for dealing with grief and loss in Boulder, Colorado

Counseling and Psychotherapy for dealing with loss and grief in Boulder, Colorado

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"There is no correct way or time to grieve," wrote Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, who is considered the foremost authority on issues of death and dying (from On Grief and Grieving, with David Kessler). Your grieving process, therefore, is your personal experience. I will respectfully honor your significant loss and the way in which you express your mourning.

Loss is a universal human experience. It has potential to carry you into intense or overwhelming emotions that seem to show up spontaneously, sometimes at the most inconvenient times. Loss may lead you to behave in uncharacteristic ways as well. Among these reactions are:

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In therapy, you will have the opportunity to experience and explore your emotions in a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental environment.

Not all significant losses are related to death. And some losses are more complicated than others, requiring huge alterations in life circumstances. I can support you through many forms of loss and their associated changes:

In our culture there are many false expectations and perceptions about the grief process -- such as how long one should grieve, the emotions one should display, and when one should move on. Together we will expose and eliminate the false perceptions, and you will gain freedom to mourn in your own fashion, uninhibited.