I have been working with grieving people, both formally and informally, for over 15 years and along the way I’ve made some observations and learned some interesting things that I want to share with you. As a licensed psychologist in private practice since 2004, I feel it is important to give back to the community (both locally and worldwide) by sharing what I’ve learned and experienced along the way. If you want to share your comments I welcome them, as long as they are respectful to other people and non-discriminatory (see that page for more details). I think grief is actually a beautiful experience, and in the long run it can be rewarding and eye-opening. I view grief as a journey that we all must take if we love someone or something deeply. I invite you to share your journey with me as well.
I also work with trauma survivors, both young and old, and I see a lot of overlap in the experience of grief and trauma. They are both phenomena in our lives that can be horrible while we’re going through them, and we can get stuck in certain aspects of the experiences. However, ultimately we move through them and come out stronger, wiser, and more courageous. We learn that we can touch the depths of despair and fear, and not be subsumed by those negative emotions. Each of us has that potential, and I love fostering that strength in people through talk therapy as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
If you are in the Antelope Valley and wish to contact me for psychotherapy, please feel free to call 661-233-6771. Please, no advertisers or spam calls. Thanks.
Please, feel free to post comments and share your thoughts about grief with me! Thank you.