Grief, Loss, Trauma, and PTSD

I successfully treat people, couples, and families who struggle with grief, loss, and trauma.

What is Grief?
According to grief is "The normal process of reacting to a loss. The loss may be physical (such as a death), social (such as divorce), or occupational (such as a job). Emotional reactions of grief can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, and despair." 

What is Loss?
According to Merriam-Webster, loss is "Failure to keep or to continue to have something; the experience of having something taken from you or destroyed; money that is spent and that is more than the amount earned or received."

What is Trauma?
Trauma is defined by the American Psychological Association as "an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea."

What is PTSD?
Finally, the Mayo Clinic says that "Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event."
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