F. Jack Ramsey, MA, LCPC
Counseling for Adults & Kids in Pekin & Peoria
309 - 346 - 5378
Grief and Loss Counseling
Grief is a process.
Grief is personal.
Grief does not have a time frame or map.
Grief is a normal and natural reaction to loss. Yet, it is one of the most misunderstood experiences, not only to the griever, but also to those loving and caring people who attempt to be supportive.
The Many Faces of Grief
Grief does not merely involve the single emotion of intense sadness. Grief may also include feelings of:
Which of these many feelings are experienced, when, in what intensity, and in what order can be as individual as the person who is grieving. There is not a "right way" to grieve. There is just the way you are doing it.
Our society leaves us totally unprepared and uneducated for many types of loss, some of which include:
Death of a loved one
End of a relationship such as separation or divorce
Major health issues
Major financial changes
Death of a pet
Grief and bereavement are emotional responses to loss, but most of the information we have learned about dealing with loss is intellectual and not emotional.
Just looking at the myth “time heals” creates the idea that a person just has to wait and he or she will feel better. I have worked with people who have waited years and still didn’t feel better.
Recovery from loss is accomplished by discovering and completing all of the undelivered communications that accrue in relationships. We are all advised to “let go” and “move on”. Most of us would if we knew how.
I can help you with this process.
As a result you will feel better and be able to enjoy fond memories without having them trigger painful feelings of regret and remorse. My goal in working with you is to replace the loss with a feeling of presence which you can carry with you into the future.
Grief therapy sessions are conducted in a safe and confidential environment. Since all relationships are unique, all recovery is unique as well.
I have worked with all ages in helping to guide and assist during this painful and unique journey and process.
I can help you reach a point of acceptance.
If you've suffered a loss and your grief is
interfering with functioning well in daily life,
I'd like to help. Make an appointment today.
309 - 346 - 5378
What happens when you have great grief in your life is the arteries of that heart begins to spasms down, just literally squeezes down like this because you're feeling the tension of your life and then the heart muscle itself will also begin to get stressed out.
~ Dr. Mehmet Oz