The loss of a loved one is a natural part of life. Culturally, customs have been developed for grieving and mourning. However, modern life presents many challenges to the normal grieving process. After someone dies, those who survive are bereaved (literally shorn off) from the person, experiences feelings of grief, and begin the process of mourning. Depending on the relationship with the deceased, expectations of employers or friends, and one’s support system, bereavement may be difficult to handle. Sankofa’s grief therapists help adults address loss and our grief counselors for children are equipped to assist them in understanding and coping with a death of a family member, friend, or loved one.
If it feels like no one understands your stages of grieving, therapy may be beneficial. Sankofa’s grief counselors truly listen to clients’ experiences, help clarify the way clients are thinking about the loss and assist clients in getting support from their social network when they are ready. If desired, Sankofa can provide group counseling and support that includes other people who have had similar experiences. Whether in individual or group therapy, Sankofa’s staff understands that every person’s experience is unique and valid.