“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt knew what she was talking about when she said those words. When we experience loss, we are often afraid to move on. After the loss of a loved one, it can feel absolutely impossible to go on about our day, make decisions, or plan a future for ourselves. Dr. Piper Walsh offers Orange County grief and loss counseling to help her adolescent, pre-teen and adult clients walk courageously through grief and put the pieces of their life back together.

The grieving process includes five stages. While the experiences are universal, these five stages were formally described and defined by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her 1969 book, “On Death and Dying.” They are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. It’s important to know that not everyone experiences all five of these stages and one may also experience the five stages out of order. While it is natural and normal to experience the five stages of grief after the death of a loved one, it can be concerning when an individual either gets stuck at a particular stage or repeatedly cycles through the five stages of grief without discernable resolution. It is important to find someone to talk to when this happens. Dr. Piper Walsh provides Orange County grief & loss counseling to help people going through the stages of grief and help them effectively navigate the questions, concerns, and emotions that are part and parcel of the grief process.

In her Orange County grief & loss counseling practice, Dr. Walsh helps clients to learn to cope with loss, and begin to feel more in control of their lives, despite the changes that inevitably come with the loss of a loved one.

To learn more about Orange County grief & loss counseling, call Dr. Walsh today: 949-370-4726.

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