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Grief & Loss

Quandary Peak Counseling

Psychologists located in Denver, CO

While grief and loss are a normal part of the human experience, they can still have a devastating effect on your life. At Quandary Peak Counseling in Denver, Colorado, Trey Cole, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified psychologist who offers psychotherapy and support to help you cope with loss and grief. If you’re struggling to cope with loss, call Quandary Peak Counseling or make an appointment online today.

Grief & Loss Q & A

What is grief?

Grief is a type of sadness that stems from loss. You might have lost a loved one, a pet, or even your career. Grief can make you feel like your world is falling apart and that nothing makes sense. You might feel lonely, isolated, or even angry. Everyone experiences grief differently, but everyone needs compassionate support to get through grief and loss and learn to live in a new world.

What are the common signs of grief?

Grief can manifest as a variety of different mental, emotional, and physical symptoms, including:

  • Sadness and hopelessness
  • Loneliness
  • Numbness 
  • Anger
  • Crying
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Lost appetite
  • Reduced concentration and decision making

There is no prescribed amount of time that you should grieve. However, if you feel like your grief gets in the way of your life or that you’re ready to move on but can’t, an experienced and compassionate psychologist like Dr. Cole can help.

How can a psychologist help me with grief and loss?

Dr. Cole and Ms. Bollnger offer customized grief counseling services to help you cope and learn to live with grief. While some patients eventually reach the end of their grief, others always live with a degree of grief, and that’s okay. The team can help you learn skills to manage your grief and maintain your quality of life.

What should I expect from grief counseling?

At Quandary Peak Counseling, the team provides a caring and supportive environment where your feelings of loss are validated. They offer support and doesn’t put a time limit on how long you should feel grief. 

You typically have weekly appointments that last approximately an hour. During your sessions, they allow you to explore the full range of feelings that stem from loss. In this safe, judgment-free environment, you can express yourself and learn to resolve and accept your feelings. 

Your provider can also teach you coping techniques that enable you to deal with your memories and emotions as you return to your regular activities. Over time, you usually reduce the frequency of your appointments.

If you’ve experienced loss and feel like you need help coping with grief, call Quandary Peak Counseling or make an appointment online today for compassionate, customized bereavement counseling.