“For in grief nothing “stays put.” One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral?  But if a spiral, am I going up or down it? How often — will it be for always?” 

– C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

In his book, “A Grief Observed,” C.S. Lewis describes his journey through loss following the death of his wife. He questions the complex stages or “phases” of grief, in which it is often hard to tell whether or not we are moving forward. In some instances, people are able to move out of the state of grieving within a matter of months. For some of us however, the grief process can seem to take on a life of its own. We may feel that there is no point to doing the things we used to do, and we may no longer find enjoyment in the things that used to bring us joy. When you feel like you can’t find your way back to life after loss, it is time you attend grief counseling. In one-on one grief counseling in Orange County clients with Dr. Piper Walsh begin to understand the process, and get help to find their way up and out of the “grief spiral” that C.S. Lewis so eloquently describes.

As a psychologist, grief counseling Orange County clients is a big part of her role. Dr. Piper Walsh understands the grieving process and also appreciates the toll that a prolonged grief experience can take on an individual. We may think of grief as primarily an emotional experience however the grieving process also affects us physically, behaviorally, socially, and spiritually. It’s not uncommon to see a grieving person, once physically healthy, bright and social, now struggling on all fronts. Someone in the throes of a long grieving process may struggle to organize thoughts, maintain relationships, get work done, or just get out of the house. For grief counseling Orange County can look to Dr. Piper Walsh. With her guidance and support, clients in grief counseling discover that there is joy to be found after loss, for everyone – even for you!

For Dr. Walsh grief counseling Orange County residents is an essential service. She enjoys helping people and can help you too. Call Dr. Walsh today!