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"YOu DOn't hAvE tO gEt OvEr Anything,

yOu just hAvE tO gEt thrOugh it." 

-Dr. BEwlEy

The death of a loved one is often a devastating experience that can significantly impact anyone, resulting in serious mood disturbances such as depression and complicated bereavement. While grief is a natural part of life, some people find themselves unable to move on from loss, experiencing depression, anxiety, and the need for professional support to heal. 

For others, the death of a loved one may bring up anger, turmoil, or other conflicting feelings that are often harder to express (and less socially acceptable) when experiencing a death in your life.

Grief is a misunderstood and often avoided process in life. Responding to death can be often awkward, uncomfortable, even frightening when you lose someone or something. This can make the experience even more lonely and bring greater sadness than it might be otherwise.

In addition, society promotes many misconceptions about grief that may actually hinder the recovery and growth that follow loss. For example, there are frequent messages that one grieving should rely on faith, or you may be told:

* “You must be strong”

* “You have to get on with your life”

* "It’s good that he didn’t have to suffer”

Such cliches may help the one saying them, but they are rarely helpful to the griever. Society also promotes the misconception that it is not appropriate to show emotions except at the funeral, and that recovery should be complete within a few months. 

I have worked with numerous individuals as well as have led a Grief & Loss therapy group for individuals who have experienced a death of someone and has assisted them in being able to process, recover, and move forward with a new adjustment in life. 

If yOu ArE willing AnD rEADy,

I Am hErE tO hElp yOu

gEt thrOugh yOur griEf prOcEss.

Dr. Bewley's Office

HOw ThErApy CAn Assist

With GriEf & LOss

• Learning about the grief process and understanding 

• Learning about the various myths of the grief process

• Learning to identify and express various feelings that may arise 

• Learning ways to express and verbalize feelings associated with the grieving process

• Learning tools for coping with the grief process

• Learning ways for healthy self-care

• Learning to affirm yourself and begin to adjust to living without your loved one’s presence

• Learning to set individual goals toward renewal and healing, and to reinvest in your life

• Knowing your triggers

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