We all experience grief and feel tremendous loss when we lose a loved one or a family pet. Certainly grief affects all members of the family but it does affect every person differently. The level of grief depends on the degree of trauma, loss, or hurt and how long you have experienced that feeling.
At Leyden, our professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate counselors know this so they work to treat each family member according to what they are feeling and experiencing. Because of their expertise, our counselors will determine if individual or family therapy is best – or both if applicable.
Grief and loss is also a significant occurrence in separation and divorce both for the parents and the children. When parents split up, the entire family unit breaks down and causes family members to grieve like they have just experienced a death – and separation and divorce are in fact a death. A death of family as everyone once knew it to be. It is very important to process new feelings as they arise otherwise they may become emotional left overs that can be quite damaging later in life if not dealt with. This is vital to families so that relationships can be re-established and mended without bitterness and resentment lingering and growing. Without professional counseling in separation and divorce situations, deep hurts form and loyalty conflicts build that can affect future relationships, while damaging children’s present emotional behavior and school or work performance.
If you are experiencing grief and pain, call us today at (630) 368-9100 so we can better understand your problem and help you set up an appointment. If you’d like us to call you,fill out our online contact form and one of our trained counselors will contact you. You’re in good hands with us at Leyden.