Nick Vetter 

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Counseling, Therapy, and Life Coaching

9659 Balboa Blvd, Northridge, CA 91325 - (818) 835-0779
$75 per 50 min session, accepted Ins : Blue Shield, Cigna, Optum
, Aetna

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Grief Counseling

Grief is the emotional response to any type of loss. Perhaps of a loved one due to death or divorce, but also the loss of a job, a pet, financial stability, or safety after trauma. Feelings of grief can be  overwhelming, and it can be hard to know how to manage and overcome these emotions. It is important to have patience with yourself and others during this process as it is a healthy part of healing. If you are having trouble coping on your own, or know of someone who could use extra support, a therapist can assist.

There is no orderly process of passing through stages of anger, denial and acceptance. Everyone experiences loss differently based on their personality, culture, and beliefs, among many other factors.

Common symptoms of grief include:

  • Shock and disbelief: feeling numb about the event, having trouble believing it happened, denying it, or expecting to suddenly see the person you lost.
  • Sadness: crying, or having feelings of emptiness, despair, yearning, or loneliness.
  • Guilt: regret over things unsaid or undone, feeling responsible for the death or the event, or shame from feeling relieved by a person’s passing.
  • Anger: blaming someone for injustice.
  • Fear: feelings of anxiety, helplessness, and insecurity, or having panic attacks.
  • Physical symptoms: fatigue, nausea, weight loss or gain, aches and pains, and insomnia.

Coping with Grief and Loss

An important part of healing is knowing that you are not alone. Seek support from your friends, family, or faith, or join a bereavement support group. Sharing your loss can make the grieving process easier. Remember to take care of yourself; to eat, sleep, and exercise even when you’re too stressed or fatigued to do so. A healthy alternative is to seek the help of a professional therapist. A therapist can help you work through your intense emotions in a safe environment.

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Serving Adult Individuals and Couples   

Providing support for relational and emotional wellness 

In the seasons of your life and the lives of those you love.

Nick Vetter Counseling, Therapy, and life Coaching
9659 Balboa Blvd.
Northridge, , CA 91324
United States
ph: 818-835-0779