Traumatic loss of a loved one comes in many forms. Trauma involves the breakdown of basic assumptions about the world, which can occur as a result of the death of a loved one, either from an unexpected death or as reality of an expected loss sets in. At Sankofa we understand that each individual grieves their loss in a unique way. Our trauma and bereavement therapists treat many types of grief and loss by focusing on the personal meaning of events and understanding how this impacts the individual’s current and future functioning. Our providers have experience working with clients who have lost loved ones to violent crime, long-term illness, unexpected accidents, suicide, and sudden health issues. Sankofa grief counselors understand how difficult it can be to move forward after a loss in any circumstance. When working with our clients, we focus on honoring the memories and importance of each loss, and instilling hope for the future.