Loss can take many forms, including the death of someone you love, or losses and changes caused by disability, illness, or other life transitions. Even positive changes can come with a sense of loss as we often need to leave something of ourselves behind in the process of taking on a new role or new responsibilities.
When these transitions become harder than they should be, and you find yourself struggling with the weight of your losses or struggling to find yourself within a new role you’ve taken on, I can help.
A few common symptoms that suggest you may be struggling with grief and loss include:
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of sadness and yearning
- Crying spells
- Feeling numb
- Difficulty concentrating
- Not feeling motivated
- No longer getting joy or pleasure out of things you used to love
- Feelings of worry or overwhelm
- Feelings of frustration or guilt
- Irritability, anger
- Feeling detached from others, little pleasure from social interactions
- Feeling like a burden to others, not wanting to “bore your friends”
- Isolating, withdrawing, refusing invitations
- Behaving in ways that are not normal for you
If you’re experiencing some (or all) of these symptoms following a loss or transition, please contact me. It doesn’t have to be this hard. I’m here to help when you’re ready.