S T I L L W A T E R S
Grief and Loss
Many life events lead us to experience grief, bereavement, and mourning These include the
death of a beloved family member, friend, or pet; the end of a relationship; the painful
experience of watching a loved one as he or she battles a life challenging illness or traumatic
injury; facing your own death or new disability, or the loss of a long held dream.
Helping bereaved persons as they journey through the wilderness of grief is a priority at
Stillwaters Counseling. Special training, expertise, and experience combined with
compassionate skill is the foundation of competent, compassionate counseling designed to
address the special needs of the bereaved.
Special Issues in Bereavement
Often, bereaved people feel isolated and misunderstood. Friends and family may want to help, but may not have the needed resources or abilities. At Stillwaters Counseling, we work toward integration of loss and re-engaging in life at a pace that fits your needs while honoring the meaning and depth of your experience.
Complicated Grief and the Types and Means of Loss
No two losses are truly alike even though they may bear similarities. Different types of losses create different responses from grieving people. The type of loss and how it came about (the "means") can significantly impact our journey through grief. Many losses create profound impacts on our lives and challenge our ability to cope. But, there is hope. There is healing.
At Stillwaters, we have great respect for each person's unique experience of loss. We tailor our work to each client's very specific and unique needs. We honor the meaning and depth of loss, and work to help clients integrate it into their lives in ways that promotes reconciliation and peace.
Grief and loss have many faces. Below is a list of types of losses that we often encounter at Stillwaters Counseling and Psychotherapy. This is not an exhaustive list. But, it does demonstrate that loss has many manifestations. Whether you see your type of loss listed or not, we can help. Please know that you are not alone. There is hope and help.
Death of a Parent
Experienced before birth
Experienced as a child
Experienced as an adolescent
Experienced as an adult
Loss of a Child
Loss during Pregnancy- Miscarriage
Loss Due to Stillbirth
Loss of a Child in Infancy
Loss of a Child during Early Childhood
Loss of a Child during Middle Childhood
Loss of an Adolescent Child
Loss of an Adult Child
Loss Related to Termination of Pregnancy
Sudden Death Due to Natural Causes
Protracted or Painful Death
Death Involving Suffering
Loss of a Relationship
Separation and Divorce
Family Estrangements and Cutoffs
Loss of a Dream
College or Job Application Rejection
Physically, Emotionally, Psychologically, Socially, Cognitively, or Spiritually Limiting Life Change
Loss of a Relationship
Loss of a Home
End of Life Issues
Social, Psychological, Emotional, and Spiritual Needs of the dying and their loved ones
Sudden Death of a Beloved Pet
Anticipated Loss of a Beloved Pet
Euthanasia of a Beloved Pet
Abandonment of a Beloved Pet