psychotherapy practice of
Ava Torre-Bueno, LCSW
Deep sadness, intense longing for the one you have lost, confusion, emptiness, anxiety, anger, sleeplessness, and poor concentration are all common symptoms of grief. Grief is a complex and often confusing set of emotions frequently misunderstood and disallowed in our culture. We expect people who are grief-stricken to keep it to themselves and "get over it." We don't want to hear or see that they are still sad or angry or anxious, six months or a year or two years after the death of a loved one.
I will give you the kind and steady support you need to struggle through the unfinished grief in your life. Really grieving each loss all the way through leads to compassion, wisdom, and a renewed sense of the meaning of your own life. Grief is some of the most important emotional work you can do.